Announcing MBK Rising!
MBK Rising! is a convening that will bring together the growing network of MBK Communities, elected officials, cross-sector leaders, and young men of color and the organizations working hard to help them achieve their dreams.
To connect with your peers in this movement
To learn and share what works to ensure boys and young men of color thrive
To build authentic relationships with each other
To celebrate successes and innovation
MBK Rising! is designed to do all that and more
President Obama will join this incredible community to celebrate the progress we have made together, highlight what’s working to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, and lift up the young voices in the room.
The gathering will take place in Oakland, CA in February, marking five years since President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Celebrate the movement & strengthen bonds
Celebrate the progress and impact of MBK Communities and aligned organizations and local governments working for boys and young men of color.
Connect youth and practitioners to one another, to resources, and to information about what works.
Create a forum to connect, learn new skills, share knowledge and ignite new partnerships.
Lift up what works
Increase understanding about effective solutions for reducing youth violence, mentoring, and collective impact that leads to better outcomes for boys and young men of color.
Highlight the winners of the MBK Community Challenge Competition and other best in class initiatives, organizations and coalitions.
Encourage adoption, replication, and scaling of promising and proven approaches.
Showcase leaders and amplify young voices
Provide boys and young men of color with a forum to drive the agenda, demonstrate their power and strength, and share both the challenges they face and solutions they believe can work.
Celebrate, showcase, and learn from local and national leaders at the forefront of transformational organizations that are reducing barriers, expanding opportunity, and creating lasting, systemic change for our boys and young men.