Every child should have the opportunity to succeed regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they were born. My Brother’s Keeper Baltimore (MBK)
was created to address the opportunity gaps facing our city’s young men of color. Throughout the 2015-16 school year, Baltimore City Public Schools is supporting this initiative by using a “cradle to career” approach intended to build social capital, self-confidence, create dedicated supports, and provide post-secondary opportunities within our school communities. When children experience consistent support and guidance in their lives, they achieve in the form of better school attendance, increased likelihood of going on to higher education, and maintain better attitudes toward school.
This program will launch in approximately 20-schools, and as resources grow, will expand across the district.
Want to become a MBK mentor? Mentoring youth is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. MBK mentoring helps our young men navigate challenging life transitions, including dealing with stressful changes at home, school, or becoming an adult. The lives of our mentors are enriched with the inherent rewards from building powerful and meaningful relationships. MBK Baltimore is looking for passionate mentors committed to providing mentees with access to people, places, and opportunities outside of their daily routine and environment. Our mentors are dedicated to guiding young adults towards achieving their education and career goals by enhancing their growth through modeling good values and sound judgment. Join our powerful team of mentors that all share these important qualities:
Making a commitment to our youth
To make a real difference in our youth, mentors must be willing to commit to the following:
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- Attend mentor orientation and ongoing training sessions
- Dedicate a minimum of 10 months to mentoring a MBK student
- Meet in-person with mentee(s) at least once a week (Additional contact each month by phone or e-mail is also allowed, as needed)
- Attend program ceremonies, including a matching ceremony and awards celebration at the end of the program year
Start making a difference in the lives of City Schools’ youth today