Portraits in Color

My Brother's Keeper: Michael Smith

October 07, 2019 Season 2 Episode 12
Portraits in Color
My Brother's Keeper: Michael Smith
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Portraits in Color
My Brother's Keeper: Michael Smith
Oct 07, 2019 Season 2 Episode 12
Dr. Frank Mirabal
My Brother's Keeper: Michael Smith
Show Notes

One of the  major catalysts behind the My Brother's Keeper Alliance (MBKA), an initiative of the Obama Foundation, is Michael Smith who serves as the Executive Director. In this episode, Michael shares his deeply personal experiences with racism as a youth in western Massachusetts and how some of these formative experiences fuel his social impact work. Michael also brings to light issues that disproportionately impact boys and young men of color and how MBKA is responding.  
 
In 2014, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential. In 2015 the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) was launched, inspired by My Brother’s Keeper, to scale and sustain this mission. 



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