My Brothers' Keeper
MBK Hosts A Day of #BlackAndBrownBoyJoy !!!
On Saturday, April 21st, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) will be hosting a day of #BlackandBrownBoyJoy here at Van Buren HS. Our goal is to bring together our MBK boys and Men of Color in a safe space for a day of mentoring, teambuilding, storytelling and some friendly, competitive basketball! We are hoping to recruit at least 20 men of color in the greater NYC Area to come serve as volunteer mentors/Big Brothers for the day to the MBK boys. If you know a man who would be a great Big Brother for the day, please have him register here: www.eventleaf.com/mbknyc
MBK Academic Highlights
- matched over 100 boys of color with Peer Mentors and offered over 50 hours of mentoring opportunities
- outperformed school wide attendance by an average of 6% per school year
- reduced chronic absenteeism among its members by approximately 7% in one school year
- improved 10+ credit accumulation for its freshmen members by an average of 15% compared to the previous year's entire freshmen cohort
- seen on average, 81% of its freshmen members stay on track for graduation based on their credit accumulation per semester
- featured by The Everyone Graduates Center (EGC), a national high school drop out prevention center housed at Johns Hopkins University's School of Education. Click here for the feature and to discover more tools and resources from the EGC.