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Lansing Launches Plan To Help Young People Of Color

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(WLNS) - Earlier this year President Obama launched a new initiative called "My Brother's Keeper".

It's purpose is to create an "action plan" for saving young men of color.

The city of Lansing is jumping on board with its own program to improve the quality of life for young people here.

Mid-Michigan already has some successful programs for the youth but this program is combining more than a dozen local groups that focus on mentoring and educational development to create a more proactive network for young people of color in Lansing.

It's being called "MY Lansing CAP or "The Mayor's Young Lansing Coalition and Partnerships" and Virg Bernero hopes this innititative will he a positive affect on the lives of our city's youth.

"The ‘My Lansing’ initiative will be a major step forward in our collective efforts to affect the quality of life in Lansing and to achieve positive outcomes for young people of color," said Mayor Bernero. "Our driving ambition is to spark a new wave of engagement, intervention, investment and success in building a better future for young people of color across the Lansing region."

The Lansing School District, Boys and Girls Club and many other groups have already jumped on board for the launch. The big announcement of the initiative will be held today at 11:00 a.m. in the lobby of  the Lansing City Hall.

Right now President Obama's initiative is under fire for not including women of color in the "My Brother's Keeper" program. Mayor Bernero's program will include young men and women of color in the Lansing area.

We'll have more on the program online at and on 6 News.

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