The Blueprint

MBK Houston Movement

"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference."


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For a more linear view, here are the MBK Houston updates in a PDF:

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Mayor Turner's MBK Summit 2016

Mayor Turner’s MBK Houston Summit took place September 9, 2016 at The Legacy Room at City Hall. Mayor Turner invited over 160 community stakeholders from the for-profit, non-profit, faith based and government sectors to attend this inaugural event in which he announced his commitment to the success of MBK and issued the charge to all citizens to “fill the potholes in the children of Houston lives”. If anyone is interested please share with others and visit
Mayor Turner at My Brother's Keeper Summit

SAVE THE DATE: Catch Your Success College Fair

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One Stop College Success Fair

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 9am-1pm

4802 Lockwood Drive

Houston, TX


• Meningitis shot record (immunization available on-site)

• FINAL high school transcript (help available on-site)

• Valid photo ID

• Parent AND student 2015 tax returns

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Don't delay, ACT TODAY!

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am-12pm

10677 Homestead Road

Houston, TX

The Houston Public Library in partnership with Put It In A Book Foundation and other literacy and education stakeholders invite you to take part in a groundbreaking program, Groomed for Literacy. Groomed for Literacy aims to address the literacy gap or underserved youth, with specific emphasis on young boys of color.

Groomed for Literacy will help establish a culture and love of reading by increasing access to books in communities identified with high populations of individuals having low literacy, low income and low access to quality books. This program supports the placement of Little Free Libraries, stocked with books, in barbershops citywide.

If you want to make a difference and be a part of the change necessary to help our youth, then take these important steps:

Step 1: SIGN UP!
Visit and be a participating barbershop to have books placed in your barbershop.

Step 2: SPEAK UP!
Tell other reputable barbers and barbershop owners about the program so they may get involved too!

Step 3: SHOW UP!

Attend the program launch event on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10 AM-12 PM to participate in the building of the Little Free Libraries that will house the books that go into the barbershops. Find out more on the launch event.

Don’t delay, ACT TODAY!

or call 832-393-1313 for more information

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Latino Young Men & Boys Forum at the University of Houston - Downtown

Friday, Sep. 30th, 8am-2pm

1 South Main Street

Houston, TX

The Latino Young Men & Boys Forum will feature sessions for local youth and adults who work with them. Sessions for young people will focus on identity, others’ perceptions of them, and goal-setting. Sessions for adults will look into the effect of zero tolerance policies, restorative justice practices, and examples of culturally grounded restorative justice practices being used successfully in Houston and around the country. Featuring:

LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ, the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, and the author of fifteen books, including the best-selling memoir, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.

JAVIER O. HUERTA, the author of American Copia (Arte Público Press, 2012) and Some Clarifications y otros poemas (Arte Público Press, 2007), winner of the Chicano/Latino Literature Prize.

HENRY A. J. RAMOS, the Executive Director of Equal Voice Action, a national political action and membership organization for low-income and working-class American families, and the co-editor with Frank de Jesús Acosta of Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice: Testimonies (Arte Público Press, 2016) and Overcoming Disparity: Latino Young Men and Boys (Arte Público Press, 2016)


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

SAVE THE DATE: Male Empowering Network Conference - October 12, 2016

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SAVE THE DATE: Mentoring to Medicine - November 5, 2016

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See how the MBK Houston 2016 Youth Advisory Council Reminds us all to stand up for a brother or sister and help end bullying

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A look inside the training the White House thinks could stop the police shooting, protest, damning DOJ report cycle

By Janell Ross

Become a School Based Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and MBK Houston

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MBK Houston Community Engagement Events (YTD)

MBK Assessment, Intervention, and Mobilization (AIM) 2016 Engagement

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High-touch Community Engagement Events

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Join the MBK Houston Movement

MBK Houston does not exist independent of partnership, whether in the community or through individual volunteers. We strongly encourage you to ask your business partners, colleagues, and friends to take the MBK pledge and sign up to become a MBK volunteer by clicking here or copy and paste the URL below in your web browser.


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LinkedIn: My Brother's Keeper Houston

My Brother's Keeper Houston is now officially on LinkedIn. Created as a company page, LinkedIn users will now be able to follow the page and get updates about the movement easily and effectively. MBK Houston has also created showcase pages to highlight the work that each of the six milestones is doing. If you are interested in a specific milestone(s), please be sure to follow the respective showcase page.
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