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    Seattle Parks and Recreation Honored at School Board Meeting
    Posted on 03/22/2018
    School Board, Superintendent, District Staff and Parks and Rec. Staff pose for a photo

    At the March 21 Seattle Public Schools School Board meeting, Seattle Parks and Recreation was recognized as a Premiere Partner for the My Brother’s Keeper program.

    In February of 2014, then President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) 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.

    The MBK initiative is a collaborative effort, bringing together Seattle Public Schools, City of Seattle and community partners to empower young African American males by creating community, developing a sense of self, place and purpose and improving academic skills.

    Currently being offered at five Seattle Public Schools middle schools—Denny International, Aki Kurose, McClure, Mercer, Washington—the Seattle Parks and Recreation MBK program provides mentorship programming for African American middle school students.

    The goal is to ensure Seattle’s African American students receive the necessary attention and resources to be academically, emotionally and socially successful. All mentors work collaboratively with a team and deliver predetermined curriculum and activities.

    The My Brother’s Keeper program exemplifies our district’s commitment to eliminating opportunity gaps by building positive student-adult relationships, with support from community partners.

    Read more about the MBK program at Aki Kurose Middle School.

    Learn more about Eliminating the Opportunity Gaps at Seattle Public Schools.

    All school Board meetings are live streamed on the web. Watch the March 21 Seattle School Board meeting.

    Review the agenda and minutes from the March 21 Board Meeting.