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Alphas Support “My Brother’s Keeper” White House Initiative!

On June 10, 2015, The Alphas of Beta Psi Lambda hosted a networking social along with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA).

The purpose of the event was to discuss the need for establishing mentors for our young people of color, especially our young boys. The event took place at the Los Angeles Alpha House and hosted various community service organizations. Guests in attendance ranged from representatives from the Divine 9, NPHC, National Council of Negro Women, Los Angeles Fire Dept., Office of Dina Feinstein, Aids Healthcare Foundation, American Heart Association, Office of Mayor Garcetti, the Sickle Cell Foundation, Xerox Corp. and the Los Angeles Police Dept., to name a few.
 
In 2014, President Obama announced the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative “….to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead.” In acknowledging the opportunity gap that face many of our youth of color, the President also asked communities to pull together toward improving the odds our young people. In its first year of implementation, the President’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force issued a report to the Whitehouse, which identified mentoring as a critical need amongst youth of color, particularly for young boys.
 
The partnership between the Alphas and Big Brothers Big Sister was first implemented 1990 at the Fraternity’s General Convention. In its 25th year, our goal is to strengthen our partnership, renew our commitment and also challenge others to answer the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge to support more young men AND women to success.

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