A movement to improve outcomes and reduce opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color.
The City of Houston accepted My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge in September 2014 and officially launched the Local Action Summit on November 13, 2014. The Local Action Plan (LAP) was released in May 2015, establishing 23 interventions across all six (6) milestones. Houston joins several metropolitan areas around the country united in moving the needle to improve performance and long term success for these children.
MBK Houston is focused on bringing systemic changes across the six pillars of success.
- Enter School Ready to Learn
- Read on 3rd Grade Level by the 3rd Grade
- Graduate High School Ready for College or Career
- Complete Post-Secondary Education or Training
- Enter the Workforce Successfully
- Reduce Crime and Violence and Provide Second Chance Opportunities
MBK Houston supports a community-wide strategy whereby diverse organizations and individuals utilize their strengths, leverage their existing resources and work together to implement collaborative solutions.
In 2017, the Houston Health Foundation kicked off TeamUp, a nationally-pioneering initiative that connects students to careers in athletics off the field. In close cooperation with the Health Department and Bloomberg Associates, the Foundation has helped hundreds of students connect with professionals at leading area sports teams including the Houston Dynamo and Dash and the Sugar Land Skeeters.