My Brother's Keeper Resolution
Whereas in September 2014, President Obama issued a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become a "My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Communities.";
Whereas this challenge represents a call to action for all members of our communities, and especially elected officials who often sit at intersection of many of the vital forces needed to enact change;
Whereas the six goals of the challenge are
Ensuring all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready
Ensuring all children read at grade level by 3rd grade
Ensuring all youth graduate from high school
Ensuring all youth complete post-secondary education or training
Ensuring all youth our of school are employed
Ensuring all youth remain safe from violent crime;
Whereas this effort is consistent with DMO's priorities to Ensure Educational Access and Opportunity and Address Income Inequality’
Now therefore be it resolved that the DMO organization
1. Accept the President's challenge and endorse this effort.
2. Publicize to its members ways in which their communities can become involved and effective "MBK Communities" such as convening a "Local Action Summit," conducting a policy review, creating a plan of action, and forming recommendations for action.