The Blueprint

MBK Houston Movement

Vol 1, Issue 4: November 13, 2015

"Make your ceiling your children's floor." - Karlton Harris

"The Three Doctors"

MBK Houston kicked off November by partnering with the Houston Public Libraries to host an inspiring event for over 2,500 students in Houston. Many of the students were from several of MBK’s schools. “The Three Doctors” was an interactive presentation that featured three accomplished, professional men who have realized their dreams and attained their goals to become doctors, despite the struggles they faced growing up. On November 6, 2015, Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt, challenged young people to realize their own dreams, reminding them that they have the ability to persevere through anything.
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Movember Kick-Off Event

On November 6th, MBK team members Kimberly Williams, Rachel Lau, and Stephen Handy, planned and executed a Movember Kick-Off event within the Houston Health Department. A barber was invited to the event, where he shaved the facial hair off of ten Houston Health Department employees (including members of the MBK Team). Director of the Houston Health Department, Stephen L. Williams, kicked off the event by becoming clean shaven first. Director Williams has not been clean shaven since 1975 so this truly was a strong statement about raising awareness for men's health. Not only will the department be raising awareness but also money in the form of donations for men's health. The Houston Health Department and the MBK Team encourage you to join the Movember challenge: https://us.movember.com/?home


The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men's health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical activity. During the month of Movember, men have the choice of growing a moustache and using it as a billboard to start conversations about men's health. Men and women also have the choice of committing to stay active and move for all 30 days in Movember.

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My Brother's Keeper Houston featured in the Houston Chronicle

An Article from MBK Educational Consultant Kristi Rangel

2016 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PUBLIC HEARING

Please see flyers below for more detailed information:
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Youth Spotlight

Andres Montemayor

"Continuing to see people in my neighborhood suffer from no attention and close to zero resources to help them exit generational poverty fueled my desire to make change. I applied for the ProUnitas Youth Liaison internship and got accepted. I’m doing this for the future generations to come. I want to change my community for the better. The lack of resources are disturbing, but we are in process of changing all of that. My idea of an outstanding community is one rich in success. The youth deserve so much more. I plan on bringing enriching materials to the neighborhood to end this drought.The neighborhood with the youth and community council’s along with services will be restored to its greater wealth, and no longer be a forgotten community."

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