Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE)
is a student-led organization that pairs Brown undergraduate tutors with students in refugee families that have recently relocated to Providence from Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. BRYTE tutors help their tutees acquire critical language skills as well as cultural fluency. Tutors are required to work with their tutee for at least a year, although many tutor and mentor for much longer than this. Through the tutoring process, volunteers and tutees build strong relationships, an integral aspect in allowing refugee youth to gain the independence to excel in school and be active participants in their new community. BRYTE runs in close collaboration with the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island ,the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, and the Providence Public School District.
BRYTE empowers refugee youth to overcome academic and social obstacles during a critical time of transition through our one-on-one, in home tutoring model. BRYTE tutors build strong and stable relationships with refugee youth to support their success in school through English proficiency. BRYTE coordinators collaborate with BRYTE tutors and Providence community partners to provide refugee families with resources to thrive in their new community.
Below, please find our most recent bi-annual report, informational brochure, and semester calendar.