My Brother's Keeper addresses the challenges of men of color

Leaders and community members from Kansas City met at the Kauffman Foundation on Tues., August 12 to talk about ways to help young men of color succeed.

The Kansas City event was part of President Obama’s initiative called ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ started after the shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. The goal of the White House initiative is to improve access to opportunities for young men.

LINC produced the video segment that shared the personal stories of three young African-American men from one neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri.

Watch the Video on Vimeo.

The listening session was hosted by Aim4Peace and supported by LINC along with community partners El Centro, Turn the Page KC, Kansas City No Violence Alliance (NoVA), Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative, Connections to Success, Full Employment Council, and the Kansas City Public Schools.

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James announced that his office will begin meeting with youth-focused organizations in an effort to inventory our community’s assets and resources with regard to opportunities for our youth of color. 

The goal is to determine gaps in resources and increase collaboration between organizations to maximize impact and create more resources and support for the youth of Kansas City.

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