Why It Matters

Despite overall progress, some Americans have lagged behind, have fewer opportunities available to them and continue to face roadblocks to success. One of these groups is underserved youth, including boys and young men of color.

Key Statistics

Previously, the MBK Task Force, in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget and the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (the Forum), prepared a number of federal statistics of well-being for males and females across a range of domains including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.

The Forum, a working group of 22 Federal agencies, collects, analyzes and reports data on conditions and trends in issues related to child and family well-being. The MBK Task Force intends to work with the Federal statistical agencies to make these and other relevant statistics available at the national level.

Currently, The Task Force for Boys and Young Men of Color and Underserved Youth plans to continue this work by using data to effectively measure outcomes.