Obama to call for more mentors for minority boys

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to get involved with his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

The White House is asking Americans to sign up for mentorship and tutoring programs to help reverse underachievement for minority boys and young men.

The president initiated "My Brother's Keeper" in February to address some of the challenges facing black, Hispanic and Native American boys and young men.

The chairman of the initiative's task force, Brodrick Johnson, says the key to improving children's lives "is to make sure that the communities around them are investing in them."

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