What is MBK?

In 2014 President 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.

Click here to learn more about the White House initiative.

Click here to learn more about MBK Detroit.

To read the MBK Detroit Recommendations for Action report, click here.

Do I have to live in Detroit to apply?
You do not have to live in Detroit to apply. However, your idea must address an issue that Detroit’s boys and young men of color face.
Can I apply as an individual?
Yes!
Do I have to address each of the program goals?
Your idea should address at least one of the outlined program goals.
Are there restrictions on who can apply?
There are no restrictions on who can submit an idea or apply.
Do I have to be a nonprofit or have 501(c)3 status to apply?
You do not need to be affiliated with a nonprofit to submit an idea, however recipients of the $50,000 award must have a nonprofit act as a fiduciary. (Don’t worry we’ll help you out with this part, if needed.)
Can I submit more than one idea?
Of course!
Can I choose any issue affecting boys and young men in the city?
Your ‘end user’ should be boys and young men in the city of Detroit otherwise the scope and scale of your project can vary.
What age group constitutes young men?
We categorize boys and young men as up to age 24.
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