Summer stories in 140 characters or fewer

  • The Great Flood of 2016: More than 60 families in the BRYC Community lost everything or close to it during the unprecedented flooding of summer 2016.
  • The Wave: Youth-Led Justice: In response to Alton Sterling’s death, three BRYC Fellows formed “The Wave” and joined with other Baton Rouge youth to lead thousands in a peaceful march.
  • New Faces at BRYC: This summer we welcomed Megan Feifer and Jourden Martin to our full-time staff. We also had Victory Adikema, Taylor LeBlanc, and Tia Banerjee working as interns!
  • Taking Names: BRYC Fellow and Lee High Senior, Tyari Heard, played a leadership role in the effort to change her school’s name so it did not honor the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
  • College Fellow / Alum Spotlight: Brittany Butler (Spelman 2018) is on her way to becoming a lawyer, and Alyssia White (Northwestern State University 2016) is working on her master’s in higher education student affairs from NSU!
  • 2016 Tulane Leadership Retreat: We kicked off the 2016-2017 school year with another incredible retreat at Tulane University with more than 130 Fellows and chaperones.
  • 2016 Fellowship Banquet: BRYC celebrated its Senior Fellows, their families and College Mentors, and our incredible Fellowship Campaign sponsors at a banquet on June 7, 2016 at the LSU Faculty Club.
  • Record Number of Applicants: More than 350 students applied to be part of BRYC for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • BRYC Board Member Published in New York Times: Founding chairman and current board member, Chris Tyson, wrote two New York Times op-eds in response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and three Baton Rouge police officers.