Tag Archive for: My Brother’s Keeper

When Kendrick Lamar met with President Obama to talk mentoring

By Dipo Faloyin (Newsweek) In a recent interview with People magazine, President Barack Obama revealed that his favorite song of 2015 was “How Much a Dollar Cost” by Kendrick Lamar. No surprise, then, that when the Grammy-nominated rapper asks for a meeting with the president, he gets one. In a video released on Monday as […]

Discovery channel airs “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper

This weekend the Discovery channel and OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network will aired “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper,” a new documentary that featured powerful stories of organizations and people engaged in MBK work around the country.   According to YouthBuild’s David Abromowitz, The film was “especially meaningful to everyone involved in any way with the […]

Mass Mentoring Partnership works with Boston Mayor to recruit mentors

By Meghan E. Irons Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ­recruit 1,000 mentors to help boost high school graduation rates among young black and Hispanic men, ­prepare them for college and careers, and curb the violence that sometimes derails their paths to success. Walsh is set to formally outline his recommendations Saturday as part of […]

NBA stars encourage fans in new PSA

Just in time for National Mentoring Month in January, the NBA family is promoting mentoring as a critical asset for young people in our communities to succeed. NBA stars Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Joakim Noah and legend Magic Johnson are encouraging fans in this public service announcement with the National Mentoring Month call-to-action to Be Someone […]