Joining the President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon for his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative on Thursday afternoon will be Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, D-Miami, Mami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Dr. Theron Clark, administrator 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, a program founded 21 years ago by the congresswoman to mentor at-risk boys in Miami-Dade schools.
Obama is calling on America’s businesses, philanthropists and government leaders to join forces to put young men of color on a path toward successful lives. Foundations were to announce pledges to spend at least $200 million over five years to promote that goal as Obama launches his new initiative.
“['My Brother’s Keeper' initiative] is a step in the right direction toward improving the outcomes for young men of color,” said Wilson in a statement.
"I have seen, firsthand, that providing structure, discipline and role models can make a difference in the lives of young men of color and improve their odds of getting an education to become productive citizens," she added.
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