President Barack Obama signed an executive memorandum as young men who participate in the 'Becoming A Man' program in Chicago. Watch him during an event in the East Room of the White House February 27, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Businesses and foundations are providing $200,000,000 of funding for this program which will provide: economic and educational opportunities to disadvantaged blacks and Latino young men.
This is a personal issue with the president because he knows full well the challenges minority boys face when raised by a single parent.
Statistics show that minority young men do worse in math and get suspended from school at a much higher rate than whites.
The Bible refers to My Brother's Keeper in Genesis as the responsibility we bear as a people for those who are in need of daily survival.
This mentoring program has potential for real change.
Colin Powell and Magic Johnson are a couple of the powerhouse supporters of this massive program.