Methma is a Volunteer Representative for Swearer Tutoring and Enrichment in Math and Sciences (STEMS). As a VR, Methma helps plan weekly meetings for the tutors, which are intended to provide Brown tutors with tools to work more effectively, through tutoring skills, knowledge of current education policy, discussions on the role of a tutor in a classroom, or information about the Providence Public School system. She is currently tutoring in a physics class.
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.
June 20, 2016
June 13, 2016"I think about opening my mouth to call out goodbye, or to salute her in a traditional sign language farewell. Instead, I stand silently and smile."
Sally Hosokawa is a Community Fellow for Writers’ Group, a Swearer Center Community Program that facilitates creative writing workshops for adults with developmental disabilities. She studies literary translation in the Comparative Literature Department.
May 14, 2016“Club teachers understand us,” she says. “Even though they’re older, they’re not that much older, and so they’re like us and we can identify with them and talk to them about our problems.”
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.
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