My Brother’s Keeper Wake County, NC
Founded in 2011, EVOLVE Mentoring has served youth and young adults in the Triangle area to help with their transition to holistic adulthood through life skills, mentoring, and collaboration with partner organizations area the Triangle. Over the years EVOLVE has served thousands of young men and women through partnerships that foster collective impact and has answered the call to lead the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to help youth and young adults of color in Wake County.
The MBK initiative was launched by President Barack Obama in 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. In 2019, the My Brother’s Keeper initiative expanded to become inclusive of girls and young women of color as well! Now My Brother’s Keeper is now My Brother’s & Sister’s Keeper!!
There are thousands of nonprofit organizations in the Triangle area with a large number aimed at improving the lives of youth and young adults. The problem is that most are working alone in silos which often produces replicated work with minimal resources to serve a large population of people in need. MBSK Wake County is a “Quarterback” organization assisting with the collaboration and capacity building of our partners. Our goal is to bring back the community mentality that says, “It takes a village”.
MBK Wake County works with organizations and programs serving as allies of Black, Brown, Indigenous youth, and young adults in Wake County, North Carolina. We also host workshops, training, support, and community building Lunch & Learns. We foster engaging discussions about the state of our community and need to support youth and young adults especially those of color.
Come visit our library of culturally relevant books to encourage reading for youth and framework books that address issues facing youth development for organization leaders.
Become an MBSK Wake County partner. Help us rebuild commUNITY and be a part of the solution.
Meet the Team
Check out the amazing people that are making MBK Wake County happen, every day.
Tolulope O. Omokaiye, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
“Service is the rent we pay for our room on Earth.”
Minnie McMillian, BA
Data & Analytics Manager
“Providing a voice to the voiceless.”