About Us

Washtenaw County My Brother’s Keeper (WMBK) is a county-wide transformation and youth empowerment collaborative. The My Brother’s Keeper Challenge was announced by President Barack Obama in February 2014, and WMBK was established in 2015. WMBK represents one of over 200 communities nationally, and a dozen within Michigan, to have accepted the MBK Community Challenge. MBK communities seek to establish cradle to career pathways of success for young men of color in cities, counties, and tribal communities nationwide. WMBK uses tools such as cross-sector partnerships, youth empowerment programming and mentorship, and community-based planning and advocacy to transform the lives of young men of color in the county.