Milwaukee Mentoring Forum - January 14th, 2016

Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver, Milwaukee Bucks Representatives, NBA Representative, Bob Lanier along with local and national leaders from President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initative, discussed the mentoring landscape in Milwaukee at a Mentoring Forum on Thursday, January 14th at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  The objective of the forum was to identity gaps in mentoring services across Milwaukee to ensure that every young person has access to a mentor.

Follow along and use the hashtag #MentorIRL.

To learn more about mentoring services, visit

Photos from the Milwaukee Mentoring Forum

Launch Gallery

Full Recap of Panel Discussion


Above: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo supporting Milwaukee-area children of the COA Youth & Family Centers and Burke Early Education Center.

My Brother's Keeper

In 2014, the NBA joined with the National Basketball Players Association and the National Basketball Retired Players Association to announce a five-year commitment to support President Obama’s call to action around My Brother’s Keeper. As part of this commitment, the NBA Family has partnered with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to support their new IN REAL LIFE campaign designed to recruit 25,000 new mentors.

Nearly 9 million young people in this country are growing up without a mentor. That’s why the NBA family is working to connect Americans with young people in their communities during National Mentoring Month. To learn how you can make a difference in the life of a young person, visit today.