My Brother’s Keeper program is a federal program implemented under the Obama administration that supports young scholars by providing extraordinary learning and mentoring opportunities that positively impact life outcomes for all scholars, and particularly, males of color. In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, Buffalo Public Schools will host a Community and Family Opening Ceremony to kick off its yearlong MBK Buffalo instructional and civic programs which focus on the world of work and entrepreneurship with over 150 Male scholars of color participating.
In an effort to teach the Ujamaa concepts of building business, entrepreneurship skills development, and controlling the economics of our own communities, MBK scholars will visit various work sites and engage in job shadowing, and mentoring with over 60 professional leaders from a variety of local businesses and community organizations throughout the city of Buffalo. MBK Male Academy Scholars will also develop their own Business Plan as a major portfolio project during the 2019-2020 school year.
Please join us on the steps of City Hall for this momentous occasion!