MBK617 is a nonprofit based out of Dorchester, created to provide mentoring to young men and boys in the Roxbury and Dorchester's neighborhoods aged four and up. Our goal is to reach the youth young enough to show them more to life than hanging in the streets and eventually becoming victims. This allows us to keep friendships going rather than having these kids claim a particular street. The aim is to show our young people that they can make better choices that will lead them to increased academic growth and professional opportunities.
Brick to brick is a program MBK plans to launch, which will include introducing the course. This program will be a 10-month program, including multiple levels within each segment. Every Child is different, and brick by brick will allow the youth to focus on areas where he is more interested in and advance in that area and learn more life lessons with areas that schools lack to teach youth before them graduating.
MBK617 serves young boys between the ages of 8-16. The boys all come from neighborhoods within Boston with the lowest socioeconomic status and highest crime rates. Our brick by brick section will also be available to young girls in the community of the same age group.