Mayor's Young Lansing
Mayor Bernero is one of over 200 Mayors, County Executives and Tribal Leaders to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color.
MY Lansing Initiatives
Lansing Opportunity Summer
Young people deserve every opportunity we can provide, especially during out of school time. We host workshops and job fairs for youth to build their professional skills and connect with employers.
The MY Lansing Mentoring Network is focused on building the capacity and scale of effective mentoring and youth development programs to prepare youth for college, career and civic engagement. The Mentoring Network engages in collaborative events, technical assistance and training.
Mentoring Network partners include Kappa Alpha Psi, Men Making a Difference, Lansing Charter Academy, Michigan State University, Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement, NEON Parent Community Organizers and Lansing Community College.
About MY Lansing
Mayor Bernero worked with One Love Global to recruit the nine anchor institutions for MY Lansing MBK, which include the Lansing Police Department, Capital Area Michigan Works!, Lansing Community College, Lansing School District, Ingham Great Start Collaborative, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services - Ingham County,Michigan State University, Capital Area College Access Network and Ingham County Health Department.
Leaders from anchor institutions came together with residents in 2015 to create a Common Goal of closing the gap in regional economic equity, and to facilitate a youth and community-designed action plan to achieve this goal. Anchor institution leaders have committed to intentionally create and support efforts to close gaps between people of different races through MBK/GEN milestones.
As MY Lansing MBK partners and systems leaders worked with One Love Global to analyze and identify root causes of chronic absenteeism as a factor in low student achievement, the prevalence of barriers such as family poverty and lack of transportation became apparent. Rather than focus on symptoms, partners chose to focus on structural barriers to close gaps in MBK Milestones. As a result, two compelling community needs to be addressed in 2017 are an expansion of career pathways mentoring and racial equity action planning to close gaps in all six MBK Milestones.