President Obama is set to announce a new initiative aimed specifically at young men of color.

“My Brother’s Keeper” will bring together institutions whose goal will be generating strategies that will help young men of color. Those strategies deemed most effective will then be deployed in various ways. 

From The Washington Post:

While the White House will release more details about the initiative on Thursday, an official said Tuesday that “My Brother’s Keeper” would consist of two main parts.

First, the official said, businesses and foundations will join together to test strategies across the country. The efforts, he said, will focus “on key moments in the lives of these young men where interventions have been shown to have the greatest impact — things like making sure children arrive at school ready to learn and reducing negative interactions with the criminal justice system.”

Second, Obama will also launch an internal administration effort to more rigorously evaluate what programs work at helping these young men.

Read more at The Washington Post

Young men and boys will be in attendance at Thursday’s announcement.

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