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
2020 Virtual Summer Camps
My Brother's Keeper Alliance South Carolina 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.
WE WE'RE PROUD TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL MBK RISING CONVENING! IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.
MBKA Community Challenge Update
MBK Rising!, was the inaugural national gathering as an initiative of the Obama Foundation. Attendance to MBK Rising! is by invitation only. President Obama joined this incredible community to celebrate the progress we have made together, highlighting what’s working to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, and lift up the young voices in the room. The gathering took place February 18-20, 2019
MBKASC FEATURED ON WSPA CHANNEL 7 NEWS
Featured on "Hometown Spotlight"
***MBKASC Announcement Coming Soon regarding New Community Based Programs & Partnerships***
UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS
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 PASSED
Effective July 1, 2019
We are proud of our MBK Leadership & Youth 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 their staff. MBK served as a proud members on the Raise The Age SC coalition cohort.
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 the 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, making a YEScarolina summer camp focused on entrepreneurship an ideal memorial to his legacy. Our MBK Director served as a YEScarolina judge for the camp.
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