President Obama’s new initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, signifies an important commitment from the nation’s highest levels of government, business and philanthropic leadership to boost opportunities for young men of color. We’re so pleased to be part of the Open Society Foundations, one of the ten foundations that is involved in this initiative.
The initiative is important for many reasons, especially in that it underscores the fact that all young people should have the opportunity to make healthy choices, and that as caring adults, we all must work together to make more and better opportunities for them to do so.
In announcing this initiative, President Obama also stressed that there are effective programs that are helping young men of color become more resilient and responsible. At OSI-Baltimore, we know this to be true, because we have helped to support many organizations and individuals in our city who are doing just that.
To read more about the Open Society Foundations’ role, read this blog post by Ken Zimmerman, director of U.S. Programs for the Open Society Foundations.
To find out more about the initiative, visit The White House’s site for My Brother’s Keeper.