My Brother's and Sister's Keepers
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.
Cohort of Champions
The Cohort of Champions (COC) training program involves educational, entrepreneurial, workforce, and enrichment training opportunities for 100 young men and women, ages 12 to 24. The COC training initiative is the next step to prepare our African American young men and women for the future as well as to develop a trained, qualified and ready workforce.
Youth Development Grants
The Youth Development Grant program provides funding opportunities to local non-profit organizations who provide services to St. Pete youth. This program expands on the other mayoral education and community initiatives that are designed to provide additional opportunities to St. Pete’s youth and businesses.
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