Augusta joins more than 300 mayors, county officials and tribal nations that have accepted the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, a White House initiative to encourage community leaders across the country to develop plans to improve life outcomes and open up opportunities for all youth in our neighborhoods.
My Brother’s Keeper utilizes a "cradle to career" approach identifying community based resources to support children, their parents and families – regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born. The Augusta summit held in January began the process of setting our local goals and priorities, but the overarching goals recommended by that White House report are to ensure our children:
The six goals of the Challenge are:
Ensuring all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready
Ensuring all children read at grade level by 3rd grade
Ensuring all youth graduate from high school
Ensuring all youth complete post-secondary education or training