Former President Obama began the MBK initiative in February, 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps confronted by young men of color in order to make sure that all young men reached their full potential. This initiative seeks to establish a commitment from the community leaders to assist in reaching that goal. To date, Peekskill City School District has identified over 50 student mentees at the middle and high school levels.These young men have been paired with mentors that span from district employees to community partners and business owners. Our community partners including: Arts10566, Be First Boxing, New Era Creative Space, the Peekskill Chapter of the NAACP and the Peekskill Youth Bureau.