My Sister's Keeper initiative provides young women with tools to succeed

New York is the first to adopt the program for young women. It is the brainchild of the My Brother's Keeper program that was founded by former President Barack Obama in 2014.

Adolfo Carrion and Elly Morillo

Mar 22, 2023, 9:44 PM

Updated 433 days ago

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Over 100 girls joined Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson to launch the Bronx My Sister’s Keeper initiative on Wednesday.  
The initiative aims to provide young women with the resources they need to help build their future. This was inspired by the My Brother’s Keeper program, which was founded by former President Barack Obama in 2014 and aims to help boys and young men of color reach their full potential.  
New York is the first to adopt the program for young women, and participants say something like this could be life-changing.  
"As the representative of this great borough and as the only borough in the city of New York led by two women, it is our responsibility to make sure we invest in our young girls just as we invest in our young men,” said Gibson. 
Gibson says that many borough-based community organizations are set to partner with the initiative to make sure young girls in the Bronx community succeed. 


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