My Brother’s Keeper Mentoring Event Held at Great American Ball Park

By on August 31, 2022 0

A local “My Brother’s Keeper” event was held on Wednesday. Young people gathered around Mr. Red for autographs, took selfies with the mayor of Cincinnati and swapped stories with a US senator at the Great American Ball Park. This is the second year the Cincinnati Reds have hosted the event. More than 150 students from across Ohio came to the event which promotes leadership and opportunity for black and brown children. Cheers went up as Mayor Aftab Pureval made a school call. “Lincoln Heights, are you in the house?” I saw people from Princeton. Where is Princeton? Mayor Aftab Purveal asked. The students brought with them dreams and ambitions as well as a desire not to fall through with an opportunity. “It’s real,” said Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. “We had a child last year who contacted us after this My Brother’s Keeper program. And we worked with the Reds, we offered him an internship opportunity here with the Reds.” Larkin recounted how that opportunity led to an internship with the Bengals. etc “Now he works full time with the Chicago White Sox. A kid who sat in your chair last year,” Larkin said. The event was hosted by US Senator Sherrod Brown. Brown said there are a dozen “My Brother’s Keeper” chapters spread across Ohio, the second-most in the nation. California is the only state to have more. “These kinds of partnerships are what MBK is all about, it shows more black and brown kids that there’s a whole network of people out there who want to help you achieve your dreams,” Brown said. Through the program, students learn about management, career opportunities, and how to become leaders in sports management, healthcare, and public service. Many students will be able to experience their first major sporting event tonight when the Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals.

A local “My Brother’s Keeper” event was held on Wednesday.

Young people gathered around Mr. Red for autographs, took selfies with the mayor of Cincinnati and swapped stories with a US senator at the Great American Ball Park.

This is the second year the Cincinnati Reds have hosted the event.

More than 150 students from across Ohio came to the event which promotes leadership and opportunity for black and brown children.

Cheers went up as Mayor Aftab Pureval made a school call.

“Lincoln Heights, are you in the house?” I saw people from Princeton. Where is Princeton? Mayor Aftab Purveal asked.

The students brought with them dreams and ambitions as well as a desire not to fall through with an opportunity.

“It’s real,” said Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. “We had a child last year who contacted us after this My Brother’s Keeper program. And we worked with the Reds, we offered him an internship opportunity here with the Reds.”

Larkin recounted how that opportunity led to an internship with the Bengals and so on.

“Now he works full time with the Chicago White Sox. A kid who sat in your chair last year,” Larkin said.

The event was hosted by US Senator Sherrod Brown.

Brown said there are a dozen “My Brother’s Keeper” chapters spread across Ohio, the second-most in the nation.

California is the only state to have more.

“These kinds of partnerships are what MBK is all about, it shows more black and brown kids that there’s a whole network of people out there who want to help you achieve your dreams,” Brown said.

Through the program, students learn about management, career opportunities, and how to become leaders in sports management, healthcare, and public service.

Many students will experience their first major sporting event tonight when the Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals.