My Brother's Keeper

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Expanding Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color in Durham

My Brother’s Keeper Durham (MBKDurham) vision is to ensure all of our boys and young men of color have equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through exposure and support.

We believe that every young person deserves equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity regardless of circumstance. Our vision is to make this a reality for all of Durham’s boys and young men of color, each and every one of them whom are essential in our collective success. By realizing this, we are creating a brighter more promising future, not only for our boys, but for the entire area through collective impact.

We are committed to leading the way to ensure success for all youth regardless of the zip code into which they were born.

Our collaborative cross-sectional approach was initiated by President Obama’s National My Brother’s Keeper Alliance that spent time working through and evaluating the most essential elements that serve as key indicators of future success. We in turn adopted this concept during the “call for action” with emphasis on what’s currently happening in Durham that we can leverage, strengthen and build upon to serve as evidence base thus proving opportunities for replication. Interventions at the following critical points are vital to fostering inter-generational improvements and creating lasting change:

Entering School Ready to Learn

Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade

Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career

Completing Post-Secondary Education or Training.

Successfully Entering the Workforce

Reducing Violence and Providing a Second Chance


Stay in touch

There are many ways to support My Brother’s Keeper Durham and stay Informed about our work. We have created so you can contact us directly to join our list serve and stay informed on useful information, community engagement activities and meetings that we’d love for you to attend and support.  


Special Events


Do you have a business idea? Have you been thinking of a creative way to solve a social issue?

Bull City: Pitch is a competition for high school thinkers and dreamers to explore idea generation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Test out your entrepreneurial know-how and compete for a chance to win cash prizes (up to $1,000)! You'll also get a chance to learn about personal finance and basic business finance concepts. And we'll connect students participating in the final round with professional s to serve as pitch advisors/mentors.

The competition is open to high school students enrolled in Durham County Public Schools. Teams are made up of 2 to 4 students, and must have an adult advisor.

Click the image below to learn more and sign up! More info about the competition also included on Page 2. You can also visit the following link to apply:

Additional Information About BULL CITY: PITCH!

We have extended the deadline for the Bull City Pitch due to the growing numbers of inquiries and we will not leave anyone out in this process. Please send this out and if anyone want to change anything or revamp, they have more time......Friday, MARCH 30th at 11:59 p.m.