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My Brother's Keeper

MBK Challenge Spotlight: Buffalo

We featured this MBK Challenge spotlight in our April 2018 newsletter

The Buffalo Public Schools MBK Initiative continues to create high impact opportunities for young men of color through collaborative efforts with the City of Buffalo and Say Yes to Education:

  • The Career and Technical Education Department has been working with the students to prepare them for job internships this summer.
  • A new mentoring initiative will pair caring adults with young men.
  • Seniors from various high schools have taken online college courses in collaboration with Medgar Evers College in New York City and are enrolled in Virtual Advanced Placement courses.
  • High School students participate in the "Our Story Project" after school program in which they learn about and engage African American and Latino history.
  • The Middle School All Male Academy program, where opportunities include participation in leadership development workshops related to social justice and equity for communities of color.
  • Buffalo's Prenatal to Prekindergarten readiness programs provide parents, including teen mothers and fathers, with critical information using the What to Expect book series. The students receive donated books and items needed to care for their children.

Learn more about the MBK Challenge Grant