The Call to Action

  • That’s what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’
is all about. Helping more of
our young people stay on track.
Providing the support they need
to think more broadly about their
future. Building on what works
– when it works, in those critical
life-changing moments-President Barack Obama

    On September 21, 2016, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano accepted President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge on behalf of the City of Yonkers.

    The Yonkers MBK program is introducing a series of initiatives and coalescing community support through a Stakeholders Summit on April 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Lincoln High School, 375 Kneeland Avenue, Yonkers, NY.

    This invitation-only community information gathering meeting will help shape the Yonkers MBK program, and its Action Plan moving forward.

    This collaboration will focus on implementing a “cradle-to-college and career” program with the strongest evidence of improving life outcomes for all young people and ensuring that they can reach their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born.

    Our focus is to build a community where all residents participate in the success of our youth, particularly Black and Hispanic/Latino boys, girls, young women and young men; to make Yonkers a city where all our youngest of children enter school ready to learn, ready to read at grade level or better by third grade; to build a pipeline that graduates students from high school to a four-year degree or vocational training to successfully enter the workforce; and to be able to raise a family free of violence and with the promise of our country’s greatest hopes.