My Brother's Keeper (MBK) is a mentoring program that provides support to young men at home, school and in the community enabling them to have clear pathways to opportunity.
To train young men to become productive, educated and well-respected members of our society who graduate from high school prepared for college admissions into a four-year university or trade school.
Research related to the benefits of school-based mentoring has been clear. While there are a number of benefits, mentoring has proven to impact the attitudes, performance, attendance, and behavior of students. The My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to connect students with community leaders through the development of mentoring relationships. This program is aligned to the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and its goal is to ensure that students graduate with the skills and tools needed to advance to postsecondary education or to be prepared for careers.
In September 2014, President Obama issued a challenge to cities across the country to become “MBK Communities.” This challenge represents a call to action and encourages communities to implement a coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of all young people to ensure that they can reach their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born. Ferguson-Florissant School District is committed to removing barriers that impede the opportunity for students realize their full potential and the My Brother’s Keeper initiative will support our efforts.