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My Brother’s Keeper Newark


My Brother’s Keeper Newark (MBKN) is Mayor Baraka’s response to President Obama’s call for action to address the pressing challenges of men and boys of color. The response builds on Newark’s unique environment and brings together leadership and partnerships that promise to magnify and strengthen efforts around six White House-identified goals. MBKN will exponentially ramp how the City invests resources and braids together initiatives to insure that all young men, particularly young men of color, can achieve their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances in which they are born.


in the City Hall First Floor Rotunda

Parents and Students…

Take the Pledge!

I UNDERSTAND THAT:

  • I am my child’s first teacher.
  • reading is key to my child’s success in school and in life.
  • I can help my child develop with the activities I provide outside of school.
  • Every day my child misses school they are losing a chance to learn.

I PLEDGE TO:

  • Schedule a certain amount of time to read and talk with my child every week.
  • Encourage my child to ask questions about things they see: What? Why? How? What if?
  • Teach my child to love reading by having books in our home.
  • Take my child to the library every week to pick out books they want to read.
  • Supervise the use of the hotspot device to avoid improper use: illicit content, unproductive video/audio streaming, etc.
































  • Select all that apply.

  • To maintain the privilege of use of assigned hotspot both the guardian and student must commit to one monthly challenge.


President Obama is taking action with My Brother’s Keeper — a new initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead. Learn how you can get involved at our My Brother’s Keeper Newark Member Meeting.

DOWNLOAD & REVIEW MBKN MEETING DATES


To receive information about enrollment when it begins, please see contact information and sign up form below.

Contact Info:
William Simpson
Office of the Mayor’s My Brother’s Keeper Program
Newark City Hall
920 Broad Street
Newark, NJ, 07102
simpsonw@ci.newark.nj.us


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Newark Teen Wows Washington Audience With His Words

Taj Atkinson, left, Central High School senior in Newark with Lata Reddy, vice president of corporate social responsibility and president of the Prudential Foundation attend a forum in Washington, D.C. about "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative launched by President Obama to close the social and economic gaps of opportunity for young boys and men of color. (AP Images for Prudential)

Taj Atkinson, left, Central High School senior in Newark with Lata Reddy, vice president of corporate social responsibility and president of the Prudential Foundation attend a forum in Washington, D.C. about “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative launched by President Obama to close the social and economic gaps of opportunity for young boys and men of color. (AP Images for Prudential)

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