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My Brother's Keeper Alliance  My Brother's Keeper Alliance seeks to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color by igniting efforts on national and local levels.

One month later and we're still finding motivation from the stories shared at #MBKRising by young men and MBK communities working to make sure all boys and young men of color can reach their full potential. Check out how the event inspired Jared Green, one of our video competition winners, to continue his good work in his New Orleans community.

This #InternationalWomensDay, we honor the women dedicated to lifting up boys & young men of color and helping them reach their potential. We are inspired by the women who shared their stories with us at #MBKRising - thank you for your commitment and leadership.

“You have to be rooted in something, because if you’re not rooted in something, then what are you living for?”
—Malachi Hernandez, former Barack Obama White House Mentee, MBK Alliance Advisory Council Member and #MBKRising emcee on MBK 5 year anniversary and being a leader in the movement

“When you rise, bring your brother up with you.”
— Devontae Springer, a former MBK Sacramento mentee and alumni and current facilitator/mentor for the MBK Sacramento Youth Fellows, shares what it means to be #MyBrothersKeeper. #MBKRising

Posted @withrepost@obamafoundation This week, @MBK_Alliance hosted a national convening to bring together our growing network of communities, cross-sector leaders, and young men all working hard to help boys and young men of color achieve their dreams.
Watch some of our favorite moments with @BarackObama, @StephenCurry30, @JohnLegend, and more at the link in our bio.

"Ball games are nice, ice cream is nice—but young people need more than experiencing a game and having a sweet treat. They need resources to help them thrive.” Today, @teamvic joined us at #MBKRising to talk about the impact being a mentor has had on his life.

When carried out with commitment, mentorship changes lives. If you want to stand for something, stand for someone. Sign up to become a mentor at iammbk.org

Native Youth Leader Rory Wheeler of the Seneca Nation, one of our #MBKRising Instagram Competition Winners, just introduced our morning session. Don't miss another minute—tune into our livestream now at the link in our bio.

"You are the ones who are going to make a difference and make an impact. This is not going to be me, it's going to be you." We are the ones. We are MBK. #MBKRising

The most powerful tool we have to fight injustice is each other. #MBKRising

“Community is what grows us. It’s where our culture is born and nurtured. It’s where we become a tribe.” #MBKRising is here. Yesterday, we kicked it off with a day of service in the Oakland community. Take a look:

Quintez Brown, a #MBKRising Instagram Competition Winner & college freshman at University of Louisville is a Voices Against Violence fellow who is passionate about helping boys & young men of color become social agents of change. His work in the community is focused on ending social inequity in his community through evidence based approaches. Hear more from passionate youth like Quintez during our livestream. Link in profile. Posted @withrepost@quintez.brown I am Quintez Brown, 18, and this is my application to #MBKRising , the national @obamafoundation @mbk_alliance convening for young men of color doing exceptional work in their community. I hope I can take @yvprc and our work to reduce youth violence to Oakland, California in February. I am my brother’s keeper.

Meet Rosalyn Akins, one of our Instagram Competition Winners who is focused on reducing the academic achievement gap for boys and young men of color. We all hope to have her dedication and energy when we are 65 years young. To see more inspirational stories, join #MBKRising by signing up for our livestream - link in profile. Posted @withrepost@bmwacademy Black Males Working Academy Incorporated in Lexington, KY #mbkrising

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