Ithaca Mayor to White House Thursday
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 02:00:59 GMT —
"I've been invited by President Obama to the White House tomorrow," Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick announced on his Facebook page Wednesday evening. The event is the launch of the "My Brother's Keeper" program. It's a new effort to create opportunities for young men of color.
Myrick says these young men are disproportionately more likely to live in poverty, less likely to graduate high school, and more likely to end up in prison. He addsm "My Brother's Keeper" will bring foundations and companies together to test a range of strategies that would support young men - keeping them in school and out of the criminal Justice system.