Young job seekers find pathways to success with suits, smiles and support

Dave Artuso

MARCH 8, 2018

Prudential’s partnership with My Brother's Keeper, an Obama Foundation initiative, provides mentorship and job opportunities for boys and young men of color.

At only 19 years old, Khali Raymond has already written more than 50 works of fiction about what it’s like to be young and African American and dealing with racism, confrontations with police, and relationships. But the best story is the one he’s writing with his own life.

Raymond is a fellow of My Brother’s Keeper Newark, a city that was one of 250 communities to respond to President Obama’s 2014 call for action to improve the life outcomes of boys and young men of color. And he was one of more than 1,400 young men and 190 Prudential employees who participated in the MBK Pathways to Success Opportunity Summit late last month at the Prudential Center in Newark.