Six teens honored at ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ event

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Celebrating young men doing good in their communities — that’s the goals of the My Brother’s Keeper program.
 
Six Erie teens received scholarships Saturday morning for their academic and athletic excellence. 
 
Community members honored the young men at the Paul Martin Fellowship Ball of St. James AME Church. 
 
Coordinators told us the goal of the event is highlighting positive achievements in the African American community. 
 
Pastor Dale Snyder, Event Coordinator, said “We as mature men are taking a stand to help these young scholars to go to the next level, to set high expectations and our goal is for them to be shot out into the galaxy to be the creators and designers and doctors and lawyers and accountants and pastors and politicians and all of those positive things that this program is here to celebrate today.” 
 
My Brother’s Keeper is an initiative former President Barack Obama started in 2014. 
 

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