My Brother's and Sister's Keepers

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OpportunIty creation for all

President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Through this initiative, the Administration partnered with cities and towns, businesses, and foundations who are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and workforce development programs to prepare them for their next life chapter. St. Pete adopted the initiative and expanded the program to include girls and young women—My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. 

My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper is focused on five milestones: Getting a healthy start and entering school ready to learn, graduating from high school ready for college and career, completing post-secondary education or training, successfully entering the workforce, and keeping kids on track and giving them second chances.

My Sister’s Keeper

The My Sister’s Keeper Fellowship is a leadership program designed to meet the unique cultural needs of black women looking to grow and achieve their business and personal goals. It is a dynamic, intensive and interactive, six-month experience designed to promote and enhance community leadership through an in-depth enhancement of existing skills in effective communication, entrepreneurship, financial empowerment, business and education, and personal wellness and advocacy.


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  • Girls Conference & Sister's Kin-nect
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