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MBK’s Role in the Attendance Affirmation Project at Beechfield Elementary-Middle School

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
School-Attendance

The Attendance Affirmation Project aims to reward students who have 94% attendance or better with incentive programs.

As you may have noticed this season, My Brother’s Keeper is utilizing our blog to highlight the importance of school attendance and how education relates to breaking the cycle of poverty. This week, we want to share more valuable information and statistics with you about our role in the Attendance Affirmation Project at Beechfield Elementary-Middle School in Irvington. The program has recorded astounding results so far, and we can only hope that the positive impact of this program continues to grow. (more…)

How Living in Poverty Affects Women and Their Children: Teen Pregnancy, Education, and the Future of Women

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty. Find out how to help those living in Baltimore.

Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty, which can have an alarming impact on their children.

It is a revolutionary time to be a woman in America, as we not only have the right to vote for our president, but to vote for a female candidate if we choose to do so. These are just a couple examples of the many strides women have made in history, but if you are a woman living in poverty, life in America can still leave much to be desired – especially if you are pregnant or have a child. Women in America are 35 percent more likely than men to live in poverty. Let’s discuss how living in poverty affects women and their children specifically. (more…)

MBK’s Commitment to Education: The Importance of Forming Healthy School Attendance Habits Early On

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
School Attendance

When opportunity calls, we want your student to be present to answer. School attendance is key.

Here at My Brother’s Keeper, we want to continue to urge the importance of school attendance – especially for those younger students. Why, you may ask? Well, it is true that school attendance is important for students of ALL ages, but we hope that stressing the importance of school attendance at a young age will contribute to helping these younger students form healthy learning habits early on, minimizing the risk of getting “left behind” educationally. (more…)

Educational Statistics About Children Living in Poverty

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Hunger and Learning

Children living in poverty do not always have access to the education they so truly deserve.

The back-to-school-jitters are over, and Baltimore students are finally starting to nestle into the school year ahead. For children living in poverty, attaining an adequate education isn’t an easy feat – and by no fault of their own. My Brother’s Keeper is committed to transforming its community, which includes breaking the cycle of poverty. Let’s discuss how this ties into educational growth, school attendance, and more. (more…)

Start Planning Now to Engage Your Baltimore School This Fall

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Does your student need volunteer hours or service experience for the upcoming school year? Contact us now!

Does your student need volunteer hours or service experience for the upcoming school year? Contact us now so we can assist with this valuable experience.

Summer isn’t over yet, but before we know it the kids will be gearing up to start another academic school year. For many parents who struggle to feed their children, going back to school is a welcomed transition. In the meantime, if you are wondering how your student can spend these last few weeks of summer in a productive way, we have an idea! Let’s talk about why August is the perfect month to start planning to engage your Baltimore school. (more…)


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