My Brother’s Keeper Program Coming to Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park community leaders are taking steps to reduce inequalities. The city will be one of 24 cities to participate as a pilot for My Brother’s Keeper.
My Brother’s Keeper is a national movement aimed to increase the success rate for boys and men of color. Pilot cities will get free help from the National League of Cities to improve in areas that need it on November 14.
“For example if we’re looking at crime, and based on cities across the country, we know that its young boys and men of color who are most affected by crime whether they are the perpetrator or victims of crime,” explained Brooklyn Park Youth Services Liaison Antonio Smith. Smith leads a team of interns who work on My Brother’s Keeper goals.
Smith said the national goal is to reduce violence by 50 percent by 2025.
After the city completes it’s self-assessment, Smith and Mayor Jeff Lunde will travel to San Antonio, TX for a city summit.
They will join the Baltimore team for a presentation to attendees from across the U.S.