down Go Back to Our Ideas Report/Research Expanding Opportunity and Outcomes for Young Men of Color Young Men of Color Briefright At a Glance In America, young men of color face numerous barriers to achieving higher education and gaining skills needed to succeed in the job market. Published jul. 21, 2014 Topics Career Pathways Foster Youth Opportunity Youth Youth Students K12 Postsecondary Adults Incumbent Workers State & Local Workforce Systems Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email At Jobs for the Future, we believe the success of our youth is the cornerstone for our future. We make it our mission to ensure the success of all young people. In America, young men of color face numerous barriers to achieving higher education and gaining skills needed to succeed in the job market. President Obama recently launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to tackle these problems that systematically plague young men of color. JFF believes in President Obama’s initiative. For years our services and initiatives have assisted underserved and low-skilled youth and adults in attaining credentials with value in the labor market.