Assistant to the President, Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force

Date & time

Feb 1, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Annenberg Auditorium, Weill Hall
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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From the speaker's bio:

Broderick Johnson is Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary. He is also Chair of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force. Johnson has held positions in both the public and private sectors. During the Clinton administration, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. He also worked in Congress as Chief Democratic Counsel for two House Committees. Johnson was a Vice President at AT&T and Bell South corporations, as well as a partner with a large international law firm, and a co-founder of a strategic consulting business. Johnson received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.   


About My Brother's Keeper:

President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

Through this initiative, the Administration is joining with cities and towns, businesses, and foundations who are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into the middle class.

My Brother’s Keeper is focused on six milestones:

  • Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn
    • All children should have a healthy start and enter school ready – cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade
    • All children should be reading at grade level by age 8 – the age at which reading to learn becomes essential.
  • Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career
    • All youth should receive a quality high school education and graduate with the skills and tools needed to advance to postsecondary education or training.
  • Completing Postsecondary Education or Training
    • Every American should have the option to attend postsecondary education and receive the education and training needed for the quality jobs of today and tomorrow.
  • Successfully Entering the Workforce
    • Anyone who wants a job should be able to get a job that allows them to support themselves and their families.
  • Keeping Kids on Track and Giving Them Second Chances