City leaders are responding to the My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge by tackling the disparities that face our nation's boys and men of color (BMoC). REAL's report "The City Leader's Compass to the My Brother's Keeper Landscape, highlights a comprehensive set of tangible steps cities can take to change systems and improve outcomes for BMoC.
"I accepted the challenge … If more Mayors would accept the MBK challenge and work … we can reduce the disparities facing all boys and men of color."—Mayor William Johnson of Holly Hill, S.C.
As your city begins or continues its journey through the MBK landscape, this guide will be an effective compass and ongoing reference tool as you consider actions to improve outcomes for boys and men of color. It is important to remember that a city leader's unique opportunity is in taking policy action to undo the systems that create the barriers to success that boys and men of color face daily. We look forward to supporting your city on its journey through the MBK landscape, which will improve the lives of boys and men of color and their communities for generations to come. Happy traveling!
- When working to improve outcomes for boys and men of color, cities should leverage funding and city resources to support their MBK initiative. Tweet
- Cities leaders should include and engage boys and men of color as equal partners in analyzing and developing policies, practices and procedures Tweet
- Cities must simultaneously take action that directly supports boys of color as well as their families, and promotes their successful outcomes Tweet