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Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Positive, inspirational doc about helping underserved boys.

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Hi, I am Tomer Amsalem working as digital marketing consultant at in San Diego, i really liked this documentation, as a technical person, I wanted my nephew and niece to read such docs, that can play a vital role in changing their life, and turn them thinking positive towards their bright future rather than just roaming with friends.

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The messages this inspiring documentary offers are extremely positive and go far beyond any political agenda. It takes a look at some of the strategies that community organizers, churches, and schools are employing to improve the futures of boys and young men whose chances for success are threatened by urban violence, poverty, and low self-esteem. It also highlights how important it is to break down existing stereotypes about these kids and to change the attitudes people have about their value to society.

It can feel a little heavy-handed at times, especially when President Obama highlights the importance of the initiative he created. But Rise: The Promise of My Brother's Keeper reminds us that we, as a country, have to be willing to invest in all our youth, while placing high expectations on them, to build a better nation.

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