This Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, Discovery Channel and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air RISE: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper — a documentary that explores the lives of the boys and young men of color from four programs across the U.S. that are living the principles of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
Watch the following excerpt, in which President Obama explains how every child matters, regardless of their circumstances:
"I want every young man who sees me to know that I'm not that different from them," the President says in the documentary. "I wasn't born into wealth. I wasn't born into fame. I made a lot of mistakes -- but I kept at it."
Discovery is hosting a hub of information related to the documentary and initiative at Discovery.com/MyBrothersKeeper, and is currently hosting a pre-premiere of the documentary on Facebook before Sunday’s on-air debut.
Share with us how you are your brother's keeper — whether you're tutoring a young person at a local high school, or helping them with their college application. Or share a simple story of how someone helped you get a leg up at an early age, or how someone you looked up to helped you get ahead.
Make sure to also join the conversation online and share your stories or videos on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #MyBrothersKeeper — and we'll feature some of your stories right here on WhiteHouse.gov and on White House social media channels over the coming days.