My Brother’s Keeper is uniting Americans from all walks of life to build sustained mentoring relationships that will help countless children across the country. Study after study has shown just how critical it is for our children to have strong, positive role models. With the benefits of mentorship, kids are more likely to mature into responsible, confident, and healthy young adults who are better prepared to contribute, and to lead, as full and productive members of society – and to serve as role models themselves.That’s why I’m honored to join President Obama in calling on all Americans to get involved in My Brother’s Keeper today. By pledging to serve as a long-term mentor to a young person in your community, you can make a real difference while inspiring others to do the same. You can provide the positive influence that so many children lack, helping to knock down barriers to success and changing the trajectory of a child’s life for the better.
June 13, 2014
Attorney General Holder attends an event with his son, Eric Holder III, and his brother, William Holder. (Credit: Department of Justice)
Attorney General Eric Holder hosts a My Brother’s Keeper discussion with Indian American young men at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, ND. (Credit: Denis Neumann, UTTC)The power – and the responsibility – to be a role model for our nation’s young people rests in your hands. Please take the pledge – at whitehouse.gov/mybrotherskeeper – and do your part to help a new generation of Americans build the better, brighter futures they deserve.
Updated September 15, 2014