“Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper” aired on Sunday, June 21st in a simulcast on the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network. The film documents the lives and families of boys and young men of color from across the United States who participate in life changing intervention programs. The film highlights four programs: Urban Prep Academies, Halstead Academy of the Art and Science, YouthBuild, and Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man (B.A.M.); all exemplifying the principles of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative which seeks to improve the life outcomes of boys and young men of color and all youth.
The film also discusses President Obama’s challenge to cities and towns across the nation to encourage reasonable cradle-to-college-and career strategies for improving the life outcomes of all young people, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they were born. The film along with the MBK initiative continues to garner support from institutions and individuals across the country. Project MALES and the Texas Consortium for Male Students of Color continue to be proud supporters of MBK.
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