Addy is a volunteer with the Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring Program (BEAM), a Swearer Center community partnership that facilitates after-school programing activities and mentorship between Brown volunteers and students at William D’Abate Elementary School in the Olneyville neighborhood.
The Sun Is A-Rising!
VyVy Trinh MD'16 is the Co-Director of 2014 BRYTE Summer Camp.
This summer, we welcomed 58 refugee youth into BRYTE Summer Camp and were astounded every day about the amount of hard work, joy, and growth we witnessed. We watched one nine-year-old Congolese boy who arrived here in March go from stone silent to leading silly camp cheers in front of the entire community. We watched another student work incredibly hard to go from being disruptive in class to focusing every day and even helping others on a daily basis. We watched an eleven-year-old girl who uses a walker to move around learn to jump rope for the first time. Campers and returning staff alike agreed that this, the fourth year of BRYTE Summer Camp, was the best camp to date, and we feel so blessed and gratified to have played a part in creating such a peaceful, nurturing, inclusive community for all our students. As we wrap up camp and return to our normal lives, we miss our campers terribly but hope that they are carrying the spirit of BRYTE Summer Camp with them as they transition into the school year and beyond.
May 14, 2016
February 22, 2016
Pia is a junior double-concentrating in Education Studies and Comparative Literature. This is her third year with Writers' Group, a Swearer Center Community Program that offers creative writing workshops for adults with developmental disabilities, and her first year as a Swearer Center Community Fellow.
February 19, 2016I was intrigued by the program, but very intimidated by some of the topics. I’ve never been in the position to talk about gender or sexuality or rape culture.
Tiara came into Brown dead set on studying Neuroscience. After a summer or working with the local Planned Parenthood branch and taking health based classes she realized public health was her real calling. She has been volunteering for the SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education) program since sophomore year.
February 16, 2016
February 10, 2016
February 8, 2016
Daniel is a senior at Brown concentrating in History, Latin American Studies, and Urban Studies. Daniel has been a BRYTE tutor since his freshman year, a BRYTE Summer Camp counselor, and a BRYTE coordinator for the past two semesters.
Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE) is a student-run program that pairs Brown students with refugee students who have recently resettled to Providence from South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. BRYTE tutors work one-on-one with their students in their students’ homes for at least a year (but often up to four) on literacy, math, and other subjects, developing strong and reciprocal relationships with their tutees.