The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition prepares high-achieving, under-resourced high school students to enter, excel in, and graduate from college so they can become full participants in society.
BRYC will offer its Fellows individualized academic, personal, leadership and college support services that are equal or superior to the services available to their most resourced peers.
BRYC was founded in 2009 when Daniel Kahn, then a high school teacher, recognized that even his highest-achieving students lacked the resources they needed to realize college success.
The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition promotes intellectual and emotional exploration and risk-taking by offering programs that allow students to think and express themselves freely. Our primary aims are cultivating Fellows’ intellectual curiosities, guiding them toward greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, and fostering a space in which we all can develop a critical consciousness. Success in the college application process is crucial, and to that end, Fellows are asked to perform at a high level in a variety of ways. But BRYC’s main goal is to help students become critical and creative thinkers, and thoughtful, resilient, engaged citizens.
We provide Fellows with ACT prep, tutoring, and academic coaching, and help them to enter, pay for, transition to, and graduate from their dream colleges.
Through discussion and writing, we help Fellows develop self-awareness and confidence and gain an understanding of different injustices in society.
We connect Fellows to valuable resources in BRYC and beyond, and we foster a supportive, engaged community of motivated peers and caring adults.
Operations and Recruitment Team
Community and Consciousness Team
- Lisa’s term on the board began 4/18 and shall continue until April 2021.
- Managing Director – Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors
- Kevin’s term on the board began 9/17 and shall continue until September 2020.
- Owner & President, Kracke Consulting
- Sarah’s term on the board began 10/15 and shall continue until October 2018.
- Owner, Noland Development, LLC
- Jay’s term on the board began 2/16 and shall continue until February 2019
- Linda’s term on the board began 4/18 and shall continue until April 2021.
- President and Chief Executive Officer, East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority
- Christopher’s term on the board began 11/16 and shall continue until November 2019.