President Obama adds to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative
President Obama is expected to announce new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative during a town hall meeting on education early Monday morning.
The project, which aims to connect young black men with mentors and other assistance through the help of corporations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits has been under some scrutiny of late. Nonetheless companies in the Silicon Valley as well as the National Basketball Association have pledged to participate in the program.
From Black America Web:
The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase attendance and performance. AT&T is also announcing an $18 million commitment to support mentoring and other education programs.
The Emerson Collective is committing $50 million to work with school districts to launch a competition to develop and locate the best designs for next generation high schools.
The collective was founded by the late Apple founder Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs, along with partners from Silicon Valley.
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