My Brother's Keeper

Our work is built around a community of practice for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). We started with several charter schools in and around Albuquerque to shape a working definition of SEL to include our culturally relevant approach of holistic wellness and the importance of identity development for young people. Through our gatherings of educators and school leaders, we are able to see our work in action, share success stories and challenges, and examine data.
With the support of MBK, we were able to expand that community of practice to include civic minded community organizations and to center the work around boys and young men of color. Together, with a racial and gender equity approach, we want to work to expand opportunities and remove barriers in our city in order to support young peoples’ ability to thrive in school and beyond.