My Brother’s Keeper
President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.
In 2015, Montgomery County accepted the President’s MBK community challenge and formed the MBK committee, comprising public and private agency members as well as community and student leaders. The Collaboration Council is proud to serve as coordinator for this body.
In January 2015, County Executive Isiah Leggett accepted the President’s “MBK Community Challenge.” Leggett called for citizens across various sectors to work with community partners, youth, and young adults in Montgomery County to design and implement an action plan to help youth of color. The Collaboration Council answered that call and spearheaded the movement by taking the lead for the local MBK initiative. The Collaboration Council’s Social Justice Director convened a committee of citizens from multiple sectors, both public and private.