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Our Commitment

The City of Detroit is committed to supporting boys and young men of color so they can connect to and thrive in Detroit’s new economy. My Brother’s Keeper Detroit has established five recommendations for action that will serve as the pathways for achieving the milestones established by the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, while also responding to the unique needs of Detroit.


My Brother’s Keeper Steering Committee

Mayor Mike Duggan in collaboration with Councilman James Tate, former Mayor Dave Bing, and the President of the Skillman Foundation Tonya Allen established the 'My Brother's Keeper' (MBK) Detroit Steering Committee in December 2014, and continues to actively engage the community to promote positive outcomes for all youth, specifically Black and Latino boys and young men.

Learn more about President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative


Recommendations for Action

  • All boys of color enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready
  • All boys of color are present, participating and progressing in school
  • All young men of color are prepared for career success
  • Men of color are present, participating and progressing in the new economy
  • Boys and men of color are supported in a community that is rapidly building capacity

These recommendations are measurable, actionable, and culturally relevant for boys and young men of color. In addition an annual scorecard will be published to track the progress of these goals.

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