Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment
Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE):
Since 1987, PBHA’s BRYE Summer has provided academic and enrichment programming to refugee and immigrant children ages 6 to 13 from low-income families in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. This summer, we will be serving about 90 children, whose families stem from all over the world, including Vietnam, the Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, Haiti and numerous other countries in South America, Central America, Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia. Our staff is comprised of college students giving their summers to serve as teachers and mentors (Senior Counselors) for classes of 10 children each. We also hire qualified teenagers from the community, many of whom have been past BRYE students, who function as assistant teachers (Junior Counselors) and positive role models. Students are referred to us through Boston Public School teachers and administrators, social workers and partner community organizations. Beyond learning English, our youth also face the challenges of integrating themselves into American culture, while maintaing their own cultural roots. BRYE Summer prioritizes ESL enrichment, but also emphasizes peaceful conflict resolution and cultural diversity appreciation to mitigate the prevalence of neighborhood violence and racial tensions between the diverse ethnic groups in Boston. Please feel free to contact us at BRYE@pbha.org.
sincerely appreciate your donation. Every dollar goes
to helping each child achieve their greatest potential.
“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we
are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have
to begin with the children.” — Mohandas Ghandi
One world, One BRYE