- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A $2 million grant is expected to help create a plan to boost young men in Detroit.

Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley reports (https://on.freep.com/15MiHyl ) the funding from the Skillman Foundation will allow Detroit to join other communities in making plans. The work follows President Barack Obama’s call to action as part of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative for young men.

Robert Thornton, a senior program officer at Skillman, says those involved will have 120 days to create an action plan that will be implemented in April. Skillman will offer analyses of data showing what young black and Latino men face so the city can structure a plan.

Thornton says: “We see these young men as assets.” He says “Detroit is on its way” and “rising to meet the occasion.”

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com


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