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               Seattle Parks & Recreation

    My Brother’s Keeper & My Sister’s    


               at Washington Middle School

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    What is My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper (MBSK)?

    MBSK is an initiative of the City of Seattle and Seattle Parks to serve youth of African descent in Seattle Middle Schools with a Parks Community Learning Center: (1) Aki Kurose, (2) Denny, (3) McClure, (4) Mercer, (5) Washington. Students are recruited to participate based on academic and social-emotional need.

    Students meet twice weekly for support with academic mentoring & goal-setting and a group lesson on different content areas such as (1) college and career, (2) community, culture, and heritage, (3) health, wellness, and nutrition, & (4) social development and life skills.

    In seeking to form a brotherhood and sisterhood with peer-to-peer accountability, students are grouped in mentor teams with a mentor: student ratio of 1:6. Mentors are recruiting from the Seattle community and more specifically, neighborhoods of the schools in which they work. Mentors are either pursuing or have obtained a college degree, and bring a diverse array of skills and talents to our young people!

    WMS currently serves 28 young men in the MBK program and has 5 mentors.

    WMS currently serves 28 young ladies in the MSK program and has 5 mentors.