My Brother’s Keeper

About My Brothers Keeper


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In 2014, President Barack Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

A young may shakes hands with President Barack Obama.
Monticello’s Noah Moreno shakes hands with President Barack Obama at a My Brother’s Keeper event.

In 2016, New York became the first state to accept Obama’s challenge and enacted the My Brother’s Keeper initiative into law. Monticello Central School District is one of the districts that has accepted the challenge to begin a new journey of growth and opportunity for our young men of color.

My Brother’s Keeper in Monticello is a kindergarten through grade 12 program available in all five schools.

Group of about a dozen young men, members of My Brother's Keeper

To learn more about the My Brother’s Keeper program in Monticello, watch this YouTube video.


“Proven success in improving outcomes”

  • 15% Attendance Growth
  • 25% GPA Growth
  • 58% Reduction in Suspensions
  • 74% Reduction in Violent Incidents

Monti-MBK Core Values:


  • Love
  • Commit
  • Empower


Monti-MBK Vision Statement:


All students and families will achieve their goals together, in partnership with the school and community, while graduating high school being life ready and prepared for success.

A graphic showing several different inspirational messages such as "It's a growth process" and "Be Leaders" and Passion is the key to success."

Monti-MBK Mission Statement:


To build trusting relationships between families, school and community through empowerment and mentorship focused on improving outcomes for young men of color.


How Do We Achieve This?


The Monticello My Brother’s Keeper Program provides after-school activities, professional development, community events, field trips, and advocacy with an emphasis on equity and a culturally responsive education.

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