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My Brother’s Keeper Fulton County (MBKFC) has already initiated collaborative partnerships among law enforcement, non-profit organizations, schools, institutions of higher education and men’s organizations. MBKFC is designed to initiate a process that prevents our young men of color from making poor decisions that will lead them down a road toward self-destruction. Additionally, our collaborative efforts will use strategies of intervention to save those who are already failing in our schools and entering the criminal justice system. Link to the video of activities for My Brother's Keeper Fulton County: https://youtu.be/fkxXTGAcWtM

We also want to express our appreciation to the current 110-member MBKFC Task Force. They have initiated strategies designed to make a lasting and broad impact on our goal of “saving our sons.” We are excited about the dedication and their commitment to engage in meaningful planning on these monumental issues. The challenges our youth face impact parents, young people, elected officials, educators, and community leaders, as well as their neighborhoods across Fulton County, and throughout our nation. We look forward to continued efforts locally and nationally to engage, educate, and empower young people and other stakeholders in our community, to build a better future for young men of color.

The Focus Areas include:32-web

Quality – All service organizations and volunteers that work with MBKFC are asked to complete the Self-Study Seal of Excellence Quality Standard – A Study for Youth Programming Assessment. This volunteer self-study will provide documented evidence of quality services. All volunteers must complete the Fulton County Office of Children and Youth Volunteer Application and background check.

Creativity – All service organizations and volunteers that work with MBKFC are asked to use strategies and programming designed for 21st Century youth. Organizations are asked to utilize the latest technology and best practices.

Longevity – All service organizations and volunteers that work with MBKFC are asked to put strategies in place that will allow them to commit to youth, their families and communities until the desired results have been achieved.

Affordability – All service organizations and volunteers that work with MBKFC are asked to ensure that services and activities are affordable. No child should be excluded from services and/ or activities due to their inability to pay.

Accessibility – All service organizations and volunteers that work with MBKFC are asked to ensure services and activities are accessible to include transportation when needed and accessible for all youth including those with disabilities and their families.

Youth Driven – All service organizations and volunteers that work with MBKFC are asked to ensure services and activities are youth driven. No services and/ or activities should be planned and implemented without youth involvement.

Parent Involvement – All service organizations and volunteers that work with MBKFC are asked to ensure services and activities include parental input.

Parent Development – All service organizations and volunteers that work with MBKFC are asked to ensure services and activities include development strategies that will enhance the life of the parent and household.

The eight Focus Areas are outlined in the MBKFC Self-Study Seal of Excellence. The Self-Study will serve as one of our measurement tools. Information regarding the Self-Study Seal of Excellence Quality Standard – A Study for Youth Programming Assessment is described under accomplishments.


 
 

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