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Our Mission


MBK Durham leads a cross-sector local call to action focused on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.

In 2014, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and issued a powerful call to action to close opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. We are proud to say that Durham County was one of the first local networks to accept the community challenge aimed at reducing barriers and expanding opportunity for boys and young men of color. 

Alongside our community partners we:

  • Youth sports playersAccelerate impact in targeted communities
  • Mobilize citizens and resources
  • Promote what works

With the goal of:

  • Encouraging mentorship
  • Reducing youth violence
  • Improving life outcomes for boys and young men of color


Our vision is for the success of boys and young men of color, to become and stay a priority for every stakeholder in the community so that their futures are more positioned, prominent and promising.


MBK Durham

  • Supports and promotes model projects throughout the county that are intended to provide additional layers of support for boys and young men of color that are underrepresented in higher education, employment particularly for minority males.
  • Connects participants to an organization by providing relevant experiences, life enhancement programming, and community partnerships.
  • Researches and supports organizations and their effective strategies to improve male student engagement, leadership, opportunities, retention, and graduation rates by supporting programs and providing programs and services and financial support.

Learn more about what My Brother’s Keeper Durham does and our Milestones.

Learn more about My Brother’s Keeper Durham Communities and MBK Durham in Action.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about partnership or support, contact us at mybrotherskeeper@dconc.gov or at (919) 560-8154.