BATON ROUGE YOUTH COALITION INC

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 850 North Street Baton Rouge LA 70802 USA

Mission: Our mission is to ensure that hard-working teens have access to the resources they need to pursue their dreams.
Results: To date, 100% of our Fellows have graduated from high school, with 88% enrolling in college and almost all of them receiving financial aid. Our Fellows have earned over $2,000,000 in scholarships.
Target demographics: We target high-achieving high school students that do not have access to the resources they need to succeed.
Geographic areas served: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been a Mentor with BRYC for 2 years now, and have had an amazing experience. As a former teacher, I felt like my efforts were spread thin among many students. I never felt as though I was able to take the high-touch approach that I wanted to with all of my students. Through BRYC, I got to get to know two amazing young ladies and future leaders. I also got to experience the sheer joy of college acceptance letters and new open doors all over again. This program is an absolute asset to the Baton Rouge community, and its model has the potential to serve communities across the nation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition's mission is to ensure that hard-working teens have the resources they need to pursue their dreams. In a city that is rife with violence, poverty, and failing schools, top tier colleges and elite scholarship programs seem completely out of reach for even our brightest most successful students. What BRYC does is closes the gap between the talents and brilliance of our students and the opportunities and resources that are available to them. As a mentor, I had the privilege of guiding one young woman through the college process and watched her earn admission to Clark University in MA and earn over $35,000 in merit based scholarships, fundamentally altering her life path. I am inspired daily by the work BRYC does to level the playing field for Baton Rouge's students and by the students themselves as they accomplish remarkable things. Most importantly, BRYC brings a much needed hope to the city as Fellows grow empowered to create bold visions for the Baton Rouge they want to see and create the change to take us there.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

BRYC is an incredible organization -- although I have not been involved for too long, BRYC has earned my deepest respect for its efforts changing the Baton Rouge community and serving its top students. BRYC is a community with contagious positivity and energy. BRYC inspires students and families to take action to better themselves and their communities. BRYC is exactly what Baton Rouge needs - it is a glimmer of hope in a failing school system. I urge every Baton Rouge high school student looking to invest in himself and his future to explore all that BRYC has to offer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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