June 21, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

We Are Marcus – An Online Portal Matching Boys Of Color With Mentors

We Are Marcus – An Online Portal Matching Boys Of Color With Mentors

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

From a statistical point of view, in North America boys of color are highly unlikely to join kindergarten having the basic language and literally skills they would need to succeed. Things work out even more to their disadvantage as they grow up, leading to only about 59% of them graduating from high schools. Compare that to the numbers of at least 80% of white males graduating from high schools.

Mentorship Programs for Boys of Color

United States President Barack Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program in 2014, to help America’s boys of color reach their full potential. MBK is meant to address the challenges that are unique to the boys of color and that are keeping them from achieving their full potential.

As President Obama explains, MBK achieves this “By focusing on the critical challenges, risk factors, and opportunities for boys and young men of color at key life stages, we can improve their long-term outcomes and ability to contribute to the Nation’s competitiveness, economic mobility, and growth, and civil society.”

The MBK program works with mentors already familiar with the school system. They include …read more

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