TULSA, OK — My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)-Tulsa is in a stage of rapid expansion and impact in the community! The MBK team is spearheading many initiatives including the Milestone 1 and Milestone 3 community-based work groups, the MBK Youth All-Star Council, Voices for Healthy Kids in partnership with American Heart Association, and much more.
As part of the national MBK Alliance network, MBK-Tulsa, under ImpactTulsa was selected by Dr. Adren Wilson, the Obama Foundation’s newly appointed Executive Director of the MBK Alliance for a site visit to see the incredible work taking place locally.
During his one day immersive experience, Dr. Wilson visited with young men of color from around our city who have been engaged with MBK-Tulsa and who are instrumental in shaping the direction for the initiative. Dr. Wilson also met with MBK partners who are committed to developing post secondary strategies and early childhood interventions to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color in Tulsa through our working groups. Some of the partners in attendance were Teach Not Punish, Tulsa Public Schools, Green Country Workforce, 100 Black Men of Tulsa, Urban Coders Guild, and Thunder Fellows.
To highlight the legislative strategies around the city, Krystal Reyes, Chief Resilience Officer with the City of Tulsa, State Representative Monroe Nichols, and American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids Executive Director, Lori Fresina attended and discussed the ways in which our policy efforts will facilitate systems change in Tulsa.
This convening of youth, local partners, city and state leaders was reflective of the collaborative efforts that systems change work requires.
Also, check out the newly renovated MBK webpage to learn more about their work, current initiatives, and how to plug in: