Empowering Young People to Be a Better Version of Themselves
In September 2014, President Obama issued a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become “MBK Communities.” This challenge represents a call to action for all members of our communities, men in particular, as they often sit at the intersection of many of the vital forces and structural components needed to enact sustainable change.
Get in touch today to learn more about how the My Brother's Keeper Alliance South Carolina is accepting the challenge to make a difference in communities throughout South Carolina.
MBK in the News
Virtual Summer Camps
MBK-Spartanburg empowers youth in Spartanburg, SC to reach their fullest potential through a wide range of virtual services. We care about our young people, and provide them with a number of enrichment programs and opportunities to help shape their identity in the midst of COVID-19. Come experience MBK for yourself today!
44th President Barack Obama recently shares support and recognizes efforts of MBK-Spartanburg initiative.
#WeAreMBK | #MBKRising
We are proud to be apart of the My Brother's Keeper network through the National MBK Alliance an initiative of the Obama Foundation. We were honored to share our work being done locally and abroard along with the support garnered along the way.
Making Headlines. Mentee Xavier McKnight was featured in the Obama Foundation's The Faces of MBK Rising!
Congratulations Xavier on being selected for this accompishment.
On WSPA Channel 7 News
***Announcement coming soon regarding new community and school-based partnerships.***
Upcoming & Recent Events
"Our Voices Make Black History"
Girls Empowerment Event
We are excited to announce that Taylor Richardson, who is known as Astronaut StarBright will be our Special Guest joining a host of OSK Ambassador panelist. Taylor is an advocate, activist, philanthropist, and speaker. She is an internationally known advocate for girls in STEM. Taylor is featured in the documentary about advocacy work titled “ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT: Story of a STEM advocate”, which has won multiple awards. Taylor has been a pacesetter for youth philanthropy and STEM advocacy with the help of big-time names like Oprah Winfrey, film/tv producer JJ Abrams, actor Chris Pine, and a host of others. Taylor has raised over $200,000 to help girls interested in STEM including sponsoring movie screenings across the US for movies Hidden Figures, A Wrinkle in Time, and Captain Marvel. She has graced covers of Scholastic Science Magazines, written op-ed’s for Teen Vogue, New Moon Girls, Florida Times-Union, featured on Good Morning America, and in several books promoting STEM and girls empowerment. She has received a host of awards and honors from the Jason Taylor Foundation, Jacksonville NAACP Image Award, The Bowles School Presidential Award, Teen Vogue 21u21, GoFundMe Hero, Ebony Power 100 Finalist, and many more. #WeAreMBSK #OSK #MBK
The MBSK Youth Talk Series
"Their Voice Matters"
Due to the impact and uncertainty brought on by the Coronavirus Pandemic in March of 2020 life as we know it has been altered. MBK-Spartanburg of South Carolina is pleased to bring to you the MBK Youth Talk Series which will feature candid talks from our young leaders from abroad the state of SC sharing their thoughts. Their Voices Matter!!!
MBK-Spartanburg Recipients of the 2020 Humanitarian Award by the City of Spartanburg.
January 20, 2020
At the recent Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 33rd Annual Unity Celebration MBK-Spartanburg was nominated and recipients of the Humanitarian Award. We are thankful to our community and local leadership for taking notice of our impact and supporting our work in creating opportunites for boys and young men of color. #WeaAreMBK
Raise The Age S.C. Law Passage
Effective July 1, 2019
We are proud of our MBK Leaders & Young Ambassadors that traveled and advocated throughout the state in support of this issue. Special thanks to the leading efforts of the National Campaign For Youth Justice and Annie E Casey Foundation. MBK served as a leading member on the Raise The Age SC coalition of allies.
RiZe with us!
It's Time to RiZe
RiZe is youth movement. In 2018, a group of teens and adult allies (Organizations) came together to plan and executed a one-day summit that educates their peers on social issues and develops action plans for increasing awareness and implementing change. This event has grown into an annual event.
(MBK is a RiZe Allie)
2019 Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation
Camp Wanza Young Entreprenuers Camp
Tywanza Sanders, 26-year-old victim of the 2015 massacre at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, pursued his passion for entrepreneurship from an early age. Building on his success as the proprietor of a conventional lemonade stand outside his mother Felicia’s beauty salon, Sanders embraced a business mindset and continued to seek out new opportunities through his adolescent years into adulthood. Within his family, Sanders was also known for organizing summer camps and activities for his younger cousins. Creating a annual YEScarolina summer camp focused on entrepreneurship symbolizes an ideal memorial to his legacy. Our MBK Director serves as a YEScarolina judge for the shark tank closing event.
Previous In The News...
Young People In Action.
Since 2015, My Brother's Keeper Alliance South Carolina has been making a difference in the lives of youth through a wide range of enrichment programs. Over the years, we have grown to be recognized as one of the leading Youth Organizations in South Carolina. Our programs have been featured in the media, and we’re proud to share all of our latest news with you. Check out what the press had to say about our previous achievements.
March 27, 2018
Carver Middle School Students learn to Lead.
June | 2017
Youth United Teen Camp 2017