MBK Nashville Network Registration, US, Wednesday, 03. April 2019

Join the MBK Nashville network now and help us help boys and young men of color achieve in our community!
Our Vision-
We believe every young person deserves equal opportunity to achieve success, regardless of their race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Our vision is to make this a reality for all of our city’s boys and young men of color, each and every one of whom is critical to our collective success. By realizing this vision, we are creating a brighter, more promising future not just for our boys and young men of color, but for the entire Nashville community.
MBK Nashville is a movement to build a community, network and infrastructure with the goal of helping boys and young men of color (BYMOC) achieve in life. The movement focuses on achievement through six milestones. MBK Nashville seeks to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color in Nashville by igniting efforts in all sectors of society.
 The six milestones are:

Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn

Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade

Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career

Completing Postsecondary Education or Training

Successfully Entering the Workforce

Keeping Kids on Track and Giving Them Second Chances

 MBK sets to accomplish its goal and reach milestones by:

Reviewing and recommending policy to eliminate inequitable barriers

Convening programs and resources to encourage collaboration and build capacity

Communicate ‘what works’ or success stories to celebrate positive gains. Also communicates ‘challenges’ that the community faces when seeking these milestones to encourage innovation to address the challenge.

Create consistent opportunities for the community to socially gather and share, making the world a classroom in which BYMOC can have a continuous education thoughout life.

Encourage funders to support the work of the network

Is MBK an organization or program?
No. MBK is not an organization or program. The network created by the MBK movement will be made up of existing organization and programs, and provides a collective impact model for achievement of BYMOC.

Does MBK have exclusive membership or participants?
No. Anyone, individuals or organizations, may join the MBK network and contribute to achievement of BYMOC. Joining the network means that you will receive communications from MBK Nashville about activities, success stories, challenges, available resources and opportunities. Organizations that join the MBK Network will be able to opt into the MBK data project, so that we can effectively measure results of the collective impact.

Is MBK a funding source for programs?
No. MBK Nashville is not a funding source for programs. MBK Nashville will leverage the influence of its network and community leaders to encourage funders in the Nashville area to give preference to organizations MBK Network organizations that meet the ‘What Works’ criteria. MBK Nashville will also communicate any funding opportunities that support the six milestones to the entire MBK network, so that they are aware of the funding opportunity.

MBK Nashville Network Registration

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