I AM MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
ABOUT MY BROTHER'S KEEPER NEWARKAs members of the Newark Opportunity Youth Network (Newark OYN), My Brother’s Keeper Newark (MBKN) will lead future policy and advocacy initiatives connected to Newark’s community of opportunity youth - 16- to 24-years-olds who lack access to school, training or regular jobs. New Jersey has approximately 123,000 youth disconnected from traditional schools or employment, and 7,000 of those young people live in the city of Newark. Newark OYN is committed to bettering the lives of this population by:
- designing education programs for opportunity youth;
- providing support systems for young people beyond graduation; and
- advocating for policy changes that impact the success of opportunity youth.
Newark OYN has crafted a plan to make significant impacts in four overarching areas: education, criminal justice, healthcare and workforce. Armed with better data and proven successes, our goal is to uncover solutions to the problems affecting the nearly 7,000 opportunity youth in Newark, alongside the 123,000 opportunity youth across New Jersey.