Brown student-athletes and coaches take part in Providence Public Schools' Reading Week activities, stopping by schools throughout the city to read books to elementary-age children. The annual event coincides with a nationwide initiative aimed at getting children more interested in reading.
BRYTE works one-on-one with refugee youth grades K-12 in the home. We support the self-empowerment of refugee youth through providing academic tutoring and mentoring, as well as fostering community among students who share experiences of settlement in the United States.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a student-led group that is part of Community Corps, a program of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University. ESOL partners with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) to address the marginalizing effects of language barriers by providing English language and literacy classes to adult immigrants in the Providence community. Our members teach and facilitate English classes at William D'Abate Elementary School in the Olneyville neighborhood or at the MET School in the South-side of Providence.
LET’S GET READY’S program provides students with six years of support through the college admissions and enrollment process, and then along the road to college graduation. Throughout the process, we rely on highly trained and highly effective college undergraduates who mentor younger students by becoming Coaches. These Let’s Get Ready near-peer Coaches provide students with timely, relevant and personalized resources, share their own college experiences to create a sense of belonging, and support students as they identify their strengths and build self-efficacy skills.