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As you know, South Louisiana has experienced unprecedented flooding. More than 60 families of BRYC Fellows and Alumni have lost everything. BRYC is raising funds to ensure these families have easy access to essential resources -- water, food, laundry detergent, and cleaning and school supplies -- as they work to get back on their feet and students return to high school and college. We are also connecting families to existing supports where BRYC is not best equipped to serve them directly. We appreciate your consideration of a monetary or in-kind contribution during this trying time for BRYC and the Greater Baton Rouge community.


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BRYC Open 8/15 + Important Announcements

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Dear BRYC Family,

The BRYC staff stands in solidarity with you during this trying time. We know that many have experienced tremendous loss, and we are writing to say we are here — today, tomorrow, and in the weeks and months ahead as we rebuild.

As you know, schools are closed Monday and Tuesday. We do not know about the rest of the week yet. BRYC will be open Monday (8/15) and Tuesday (8/16) from 9am-5pm. Fellows who can safely make it to BRYC are encouraged to come and enjoy community, food (breakfast & lunch), and a break from the rain. If you can’t make it physically, join us live on Google hangout. We will send updates about our Wednesday-Friday schedule soon.

BRYC is working to help families who have experienced loss. We will be holding a “Closet Clean-Out” to collect donations for flood victims; we are coordinating with supply centers to collect essential resources; finally, we will be raising money to help Fellows purchase school supplies. More to come soon on all of this.

South Louisiana is a landscape forged by history and water, as the water ebbs and flows and we stand at the threshold of loss, remember that nothing rises above our strength, hope, and collective commitment to putting one foot in front of the other — in the direction of healing and recovery.

With love, with you,
The BRYC Staff

Senseless Violence Continues in Baton Rouge

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Dear BRYC Family,
As you know, this morning a gunman murdered three Baton Rouge police officers and wounded three others, one of whom is in critical condition. We don’t know all the details, but it’s clear the killer came here specifically to take lives. We are left speechless and saddened as senseless violence continues in Baton Rouge.
I am writing on behalf of the BRYC staff to express my condolences to those who lost loved ones today in the line of duty. Three brave officers made the ultimate sacrifice to stop further bloodshed. They deserve to be honored, and those they are leaving behind need our prayers and support.
I also want to reiterate that the BRYC staff is here with you. This tragedy only compounds our hurt. It further breaches our physical and emotional security. We look forward to beginning programs in the coming days so we can be together and support one another during this challenging time. If, in the meantime, we can do anything for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We love you and look forward to seeing many of you this week at the BRYC-OFF.
Lucas Spielfogel
Executive Director

Partner Organizations Show BRYC The Way in Peaceful March

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This past Sunday, BRYC got to be a part of history. Our Fellows led thousands in a peaceful march in downtown Baton Rouge in response to Alton Sterling’s death and anti-black police violence across the nation. The march would not have materialized if not for some of the most impactful organizations we have had the privilege of working with. We followed their lead and learned so much along the way. Huge thanks to Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, The Black Youth Project, The Micah Project, Southern Law Youth Network, and the National Lawyers Guild. Countless other individuals played leadership roles in planning for and executing the march. We are forever indebted to these organizations and individual organizers — not only for ensuring the march was a success but for teaching us so many critical lessons about youth work. Thank you for showing us the way. Y’all are family and we look forward to continuing to work with you.