WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson issued the following statement today following the release of the My Brother's Keeper Initiative 90 Day Task Force Report:
"On behalf of the nation's mayors, I congratulate President Obama on the release of the My Brother's Keeper Initiative 90 Day Task Force Report. Unfortunately, we still live in a society where our African American students are three times more likely to drop out of school than their white counterparts. As an African American male and former professional athlete, I know first-hand how important it is to have caring adults who are engaged in your success. Everyone can serve as a mentor and make a great difference in a young person's life. We thank President Obama for his leadership in ensuring we are doing our part to identify the programs and policies that work, and recommending action that will help all of our young people succeed."
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