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My Brother’s Keeper Tulsa Local Action Summit
November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The MBK Tulsa Summit will convene people and organizations to disrupt barriers and build opportunities for our youth and young men of color.
We are creating an action plan to improve life conditions for boys and young men of color.
Nearly 250 cities, towns, counties and tribal nations in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia accepted the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge, launched by President Obama in 2014, to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. Today, the work continues as the MBK Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foundation. Within the Obama Foundation, MBK Alliance focuses on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity. MBK communities are answering President Obama’s powerful call to action by working across sectors and organizations to convene leaders, identify effective strategies, and affect systems change in their local communities.
In line with this initiative, ImpactTulsa is using the month of October and early November to meet with youth and organizations supporting youth to launch an action plan to measurably improve outcomes for boys and young men of color ages 0-25 and their families. The first step of this plan includes convening a Local Action Summit. The theme for our first summit is “Why We Can’t Wait”.
The purpose of the Action Summit is to prepare our community for action to meet the benchmarks set by the Obama Foundation for the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge. Based on our qualitative and quantitative data, we will focus on up to three of the six recommended goals issued by the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. We will be joined by leaders throughout the community and the Obama Foundation.
Most importantly, we would like to encourage everyone to invite as many of our youth, parents, families, and community stakeholders as possible to join us as we strategize a plan to improve our community as it relates to our 6 MBK National Milestones, which are ensuring that ALL youth are:
1. Getting a healthy start and coming to school ready to learn
2. Reading on level by the 3rd grade
3. Graduating high school ready for college and career
4. Completing a post-secondary education or training
5. Successfully entering the workforce
6. Keeping kids on track and giving them second chances
Please help spread the word to everyone you know about this very important gathering and RSVP. We look forward to seeing you all join us at this online event!