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Celebrating the Success of Baltimore’s YouthWorks

Friday, July 28th, 2017

My Brother’s Keeper was happy to be a part of the massively successful YouthWorks initiative this summer!

YouthWorks is a Baltimore City program offering summer employment for thousands of young people every year. This year, in particular, the program was especially ambitious and hopeful. Thankfully, the city was given over $10 million in funding for the program and was able to offer over 8,000 youths jobs. My Brother’s Keeper was proud to be a part of the YouthWorks program and hosted 10 local youth, aged 15-17 as either rising juniors or seniors, during the summer. Part of what these young students did with My Brother’s Keeper was to develop resumes, earn computer literacy certificates from the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, participated in a one day financial literacy workshop, and expanded upon skills such as attendance, punctuality, problem-solving, and team interaction. As a part of the Youthworks program, we want to take a look at what YouthWorks is and why it’s so important.


Do Youth Programs Really Work?

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Youth Programs

Youth programs are an effective means of guiding children into better habits and lifestyle choices.

There is some debate over the effectiveness of youth programs that has led some to wonder whether or not they’re a viable option in curbing poverty and violence in low-income communities. The good news is that most research indicates that young people who are around opportunities for positive encounters engage in far less violence or risky behavior and ultimately have better transitions into adulthood. Youth programs are intended to engage young people in productive and constructive ways that will help better them and their communities, but how well do they really work?


The Importance of Supporting Soup Kitchens in Baltimore City

Monday, April 17th, 2017
Soup Kitchens in Baltimore City

Why is it so important to support soup kitchens in Baltimore City? We aim to find out.

Irvington My Brother’s Keeper is incredibly proud to be a part of the soup kitchens in Baltimore City. We offer a variety of meal programs, including hot lunch programs as well as bag lunch programs. It’s our goal to help feed those in need. Unfortunately, some people might wonder: what’s so important about soup kitchens in Baltimore City? We’re here to help shed the light on why these meal programs are so important.


Baltimore Youth Programs with My Brother’s Keeper

Friday, April 1st, 2016
MBK Youth Programs

Baltimore youth programs encourage the young people in our community to strive for success and achieve their goals.

Encouraging young people in a positive way is an incredibly important factor in educational, personal, and community growth. At My Brother’s Keeper, we offer Baltimore youth programs (focused on ages 11 to 19) that are designed to encourage young people to become active participants in their own lives and accomplish their goals, despite hindering social and economical circumstances. Let us elaborate on the mission of these programs and how we encourage young people in Baltimore. (more…)

Food Insecurity and America: What you Should Know

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Food-InsecurityRecently, the United States Department of Agriculture released their latest findings and numbers surrounding food insecurity in America. These numbers show us just how food insecurity is impacting our nation. Here are some of the major points made from the “Household Food Security in the United States in 1014.”


Student Attendance this School Year

Friday, September 11th, 2015

School attendance is imperative for Baltimore City students.

As Baltimore City students continue to experience their first of school for the year, it is important to remember how important student attendance is for the entire school year. While the first month or two of the new school year typically show signs of improvement in student attendance, it is often the case that as the school year continues student attendance will suffer. As we begin this school year anew, it is important for parents to understand the benefit of student attendance and how they have a part of improving the attendance of their student.


Cold and Flu: Is there a Difference?

Saturday, September 5th, 2015


It’s no surprise that as the weather begins to change, more and more individuals will get sick. Between stomach bugs, common colds, and the pesky flu, adults and children alike find themselves in a constant battle to stay healthy over the next few months. However, in order to better protect yourself as well as treat yourself should you become sick, individuals must have an understanding about the illnesses that are going around. One of the most common mistakes made is self-diagnosing either the flu or the common cold and being wrong.


The Need for After School Programs

Friday, August 28th, 2015

After school programs can help students, families, and the community once in place.

With many students returning to the classroom next week, many parents and guardians find themselves struggling to come up with a game plan for after school. While some are able to adjust their schedules for the school year, others are left without a plan for the hours after school has dismissed and they can finally arrive home.


Writing your Cover Letter

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Cover-LetterWhen it comes to applying for a new job, there are several components that need to be in place. Before you head in for your first interview, you will be required to fill out a job application. The job application will require you to include pieces of information about yourself and then a resume will be requested. After the resume, some applications will ask for a cover letter. Even if the letter isn’t required, it can help catch the eye of your potential employer as they look through applications. While many know what a resume is, some may not be clear as to what a cover letter is or what it should include.


How to Succeed at a Job Interview

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Job-InterviewAt My Brother’s Keeper, we offer help to those looking to enter or reenter the workplace. Whether you are going on your first job interview ever or heading to an interview for the first time in years, we understand that the experience can still be scary and intimidating. This is why MBK offers workshops to help with interview preparation as well as resume writing. Until you begin your workshop, here are some tips on how to succeed at your job interview:


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