BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Seven years after its inception, a Chapter of the My Brother’s Keeper Program is opening in the Capital City.
“It is incumbent upon us to take the necessary actions to lay the foundation for a community of peace, prosperity, and progress for every single resident in East Baton Rouge Parish. Now, more than ever, our community is calling upon us to come together to address the systemic opportunity gaps currently facing our Black boys,” said Mayor Broome. “Addressing these issues will foster an environment in which our youth can reach their full potential; this is essential for the prosperity of Baton Rouge.”
The core of the My Brother’s Keeper Program is based around six key milestones, according to the mayor’s office,
The milestones include these listed below:
- Getting a healthy start and entering school ready to learn
- Reading at grade level by third grade
- Graduating high school ready for college or careers
- Completing post-secondary education or training
- Successfully entering the workforce
- Keeping youth on track
Former President Obama started the My Brother’s Keeper Program “to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential.”
The news conference is taking place at Baton Rouge City Hall.