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MBK Boston

MBK Boston

My Brother’s Keeper Boston

My Brother’s Keeper was founded by former President Barack Obama in 2014 to address opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color with the goal to ensure that all can reach their full potential regardless of birth circumstance. My Brother’s Keeper Boston (MBK Boston) was started by former Mayor Martin J. Walsh with the commitment of former President Obama to support the young men and women of Boston with the goal of providing tools and resources necessary for success. Gregory Blaize, the executive director of MBK Boston, is the lead representative on behalf of MBK Boston and the current pilot program.

Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools

We partnered with Boston Public Schools so that MBK Boston fellows can serve as mentors and role models for BIPOC elementary, middle, and high school students in the local community. MBK Boston fellows serve as successful examples of individuals who are achieving higher education and serving their community.  We are thrilled to be working with students at the Paul A Dever Elementary School. 

 

UMB

UMass Boston

OPP

Omega Psi Phi Alumni

BBBS Eastern MA

BBBS Eastern MA

New MBK Matches!

Please see the email from CoCo (jfernandes@emassbigs.org) for the final list for ALL the AWESOME MBK matches, as well as next steps!!

Required next steps  ONLY FOR MBK FELLOWS (Must be completed by 11/5/2021):

  1. Confirm Schedule: All MBK fellows please confirm your availability presented on schedule                                                   All MBK fellows with a TBD on the schedule column are “returning BIGS” and need to submit the weekday they would like to attend the school at the time slot provided above
  2. Complete BPS CORI (takes 5 mins to complete): ALL MBK fellows will need to complete the BPS eCori form using this link: bit.ly/bpscori                                                                                                                                                                                    BPS CORI instructions:                                                                                                                                                                        For NON-Employee Field please choose OTHER and fill in: Big brother Big Sister mentor for the My Brothers Keepers program                                                                                                                                                                                              For Volunteer Location field please pick the option: Partner- Big brother Big Sister                                                         
  3.  Provide Proof of vaccination: All MBK fellows will also need to submit proof of vaccination prior to first outing at the school (Please email your vaccination cards: jfernandes@emassbigs.org after you have submitted your BPS CORI)
  4. Attend Match meetingAll NEW MBK fellow matches are required to attend match introductions with their Dever littles on Friday 11/5 @ 1pm (During the MBK meeting)                                                                                                 Zoom link for meeting: https://umassboston.zoom.us/j/5160081901?pwd=b2RtcGZWNnU1dkEwRGdGL0RGVUdZQT09

All MBK Fellows should reply to the email by Friday 11/5 to confirm your schedule and provide a picture of your vaccination card after completing the BPS CORI! Be sure you are only emailing me (jfernandes@emassbigs.org)! Any questions please feel free to email/text or call me at (857)313-9149.

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All Matches (Brothers and Fellows) Please be sure to keep an eye out for any and all emails with program information/updates from Jordan Cherry (jgc5j@virginia.edu) as well as your BBBS Match support Advocate Shauntelle (smckain@emassbigs.org).

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