Yonkers My Brother's KeeperBUILDING A LADDER TO SUCCESS FROM CRADLE TO COLLEGE AND CAREER
The City of Yonkers, New York accepted President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge on September 21, 2016. This national initiative challenges cities like Yonkers to unite in addressing the enduring opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. The goal: to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.
Our young men welcome the creation of Yonkers MBK with questions, comments, song.
Lincoln High School's a Capella ensemble harmonized the doo-wop classic, "Get a Job."
Since September 2016, Yonkers high schools have been creating dynamic and well-attended MBK programs including cross-grade tutoring, STEM workshops, job fairs, and a clothing donation closet where students can suit up for job interviews.
On-the-spot mentoring builds strong ties.
Ready with smiles, ties, and resumes to meet more than 25 employers at an MBK Job Fair.
Cross-grade tutoring helps our young men gain confidence and our younger children improve literacy.
Connecting with mentors fosters academic, social, and practical life skills.
Mentors motivate by example.
We connect and communicate through action, words, and laughter.
Empowerment ceremonies and programming help our young men expand their sense of life's possibilities.
Reading "I Am My Brother's Keeper Pledge"
"I pledge to embrace today as a new day, a new beginning."
BUILDING A COMMUNITY INVESTED IN THE SUCCESS OF ITS YOUTH