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My Brother’s Keeper and Urban Alliance

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Urban Alliance & MBK

My Brother’s Keeper strives to help support and drive the youth of the 21229 community. By holding youth programs of our own while also partnering with other nonprofit organizations, My Brother’s Keeper is able to reach and help the youth of the community. In September, My Brother’s Keeper partnered with the nonprofit organization Urban Alliance. During this time, about 20 youths from within the Baltimore City foster care system joined MBK and Urban Alliance to learn skill sets that will help them in the workplace. The students were also able to participate in an internship with My Brother’s Keeper.

What is Urban Alliance?

In a recent New York Times article, Nathanial M. Cole discussed the organization with Elizabeth Olson. Mr. Cole, a 27 year old Washington resident, currently serves as the executive director of the Washington leg of Urban Alliance. In the interview, Mr. Cole discussed being one of the youths served by the organization while he was younger; he also credited the organization for his choice of career. Urban Alliance helps local high school students with workplace and financial skills. For six weeks, students partake in a training program that teaches them an array of job skills and work place etiquette. After these six weeks, the students are matched and placed with an entry-level internship. Beginning in the fall, the students work from 2-5pm for nine months. They also participate in different workshops that focus on professional development. During their time working, the students are paid in order to help them learn financial skills. Urban Alliance typically sees from 140-150 students during each session.

Baltimore Urban Alliance and MBK

My Brother’s Keeper is as strong as our support. Our youth programs are based on community need as well as the grants available to us at the time. As our staff continues to work towards helping the community, outside help by way of donations and volunteers are always welcome! Become a part of something great and help make MBK where hope finds a home.

To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including our youth programs, call MBK today at 410-644-3194.

You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.

To read the full interview with Nathaniel Cole, visit here.

Youth Programs with My Brother’s Keeper

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

MBK Youth Programs

At My Brother’s Keeper, we truly believe our children are the future, especially in the 21229 communities. From time to time we offer specific programs that are directed towards the youth. These programs are designed to target age groups ranging from eleven – nineteen to help the development of the neighborhood youth. Youth programs hold several benefits for the youth of the 21229 communities that are consistent with these goals:

  1. Youths will learn how to better interact with their peers through our youth programs. Youths will be able to learn social skills that will allow them to build relationships as they grow older. This can include family relationships, romantic relationships, and work relationships.
  2. Youths involved in our programs are more likely to perform better within a school setting along with behaving better at home.
  3. Youths will gain a better sense of self along with an improvement in self-esteem and confidence.
  4. Programs will give youths the tools they need to make healthier and more positive decisions in their life.
  5. Youth programs also support an overall healthier, more active lifestyle.

My Brother’s Keeper is as strong as our support. Our youth programs are based on community need as well as the grants available to us at the time. As our staff continues to work towards helping the community, outside help by way of donations and volunteers are always welcome! Become a part of something great and help make MBK where hope finds a home.

To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including youth programs, call MBK today at 410-644-3194.

You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.

 

Source:

http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/youth-topics/afterschool-programs/benefits-youth-families-and-communities

 

Protecting Yourself this Flu Season

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Fighting Flu Season MBK

The Baltimore area is beginning to enter flu season, which means stuffy noses are inevitable for parents and children alike throughout the 21229 area. There are several steps residents can take to help protect themselves from the flu along with treating their flu symptoms.

Fight this Flu Season

  1. Avoid spending long amounts of time with already infected individuals. The flu is highly contagious, so staying away from those infected will help prevent you from becoming infected.
  2. Stay hydrated with water. Drinking about 8 cups of water is typically the daily recommended amount.
  3. Drink plenty of hot liquids, such as tea with honey, if you fall ill with the flu.
  4. Blow your nose frequently when suffering from a stuffy nose. Press against one nostril while blowing gently through the second nostril.
  5. Wash your hands frequently, especially after blowing your nose or touching public surfaces. This will help stop germs from spreading. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands as best as possible.
  6. Try to get plenty of rest, especially under a blanket. A blanket will help you sweat during the night while rest allows your body and immune system time to become stronger.
  7. If you are beginning to suffer from a sore throat, try gargling to help sooth your throat.
  8. Add an extra pillow or blanket to increase elevation when sleeping. This will help with sinus drainage.

Flu Season at My Brother’s Keeper

If you have questions about possible flu vaccinations, or ways to fight the flu this flu season, contact My Brother’s Keeper. Our organization offers several health care services for the 21229 community, especially during the flu season. In November the Baltimore Health Department will visit the J.P. Blase Cooke Center to provide flu shots to our guests. Also flu shots will be made available through the Mobile Clinic. Once the dates are determined we will post them on our website.

 

Want to learn how you can help the community of Irvington? Interested in learning more about our health care services? Visit the My Brother’s Keeper website today to learn how you can donate and volunteer. You can also call us today at 410-644-3194.

Follow the official page of My Brother’s Keeper today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Source:

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/8-tips-to-treat-colds-and-flu-the-natural-way


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