From Global Competitiveness to Restoring America's Promise: Why My Brother's Keeper Matters and What You Can Do

The data proves it: from the dropout rate to incarceration to unemployment, boys and young men of color — regardless of where they come from — face startling odds and barriers to success from cradle to college to career. America cannot afford to have millions of youth disengaged, disenfranchised, and disconnected from school or meaningful work. That's why President Obama launched My Brother's Keeper this year — and why so many foundations, corporations and individuals have stepped up in response to this call to action in a major way to tell boys and young men of color if they work hard and play by the rules, we have a responsibility to help them succeed. Learn what’s being done, what recommendations have been made, and what any citizen can do to contribute.

Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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