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Message from Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson


As a member of President Barack Obama’s advisory council for the “My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK) Initiative, I am very proud of the efforts of Miami-Dade County to fulfill the president’s vision of transformation and hope for boys and young men of color. The Miami-Dade “My Brother’s Keeper” Local Action Plan embodies the purpose of the initiative and has the full support of our community.

I convened an historic meeting in Miami, along with the Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, on February 19, 2016, to bring together governmental, business, clergy, and community leaders to encourage the community’s acceptance and embrace of the president’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Community Challenge. The meeting’s success was enhanced by the participation of Secretary of Education John King and overwhelming public response.

The most encouraging part of the meeting was that it was supported by many mayors of cities in Miami-Dade County which signifies the broad support for our efforts. By accepting the challenge, Miami-Dade County earned the distinction of being one of the first counties in the nation to accept President Obama’s challenge to change the lives and give hope to thousands of boy and young men.

I look forward to continuing to work with our South Florida community and the MBK Initiative to ensure the success of the Miami-Dade “My Brother’s Keeper” Local Action Plan. I am certain that our efforts will be successful.


Frederica S. Wilson
Member of Congress