The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition has something extra, something that other organizations do not have, something you can't put on a paper to describe, BRYC has love! I enjoy everything that BRYC has to offer such as the community service opportunities, leadership discussions, mentoring and more. BRYC became a place where I could get away from my troubles at home and in the process became my family. They showed me that I deserve better and encouraged me to get away for a better education. With the help from BRYC I received a full scholarship to Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. What I like about BRYC is that the support does not end once we graduate. They will follow us through out the process, invested in our futures. I know I have the support and motivation to make it at a elite university like Wesleyan because of BRYC.
I joined the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition as a junior and returned my senior year and the decision I made to join has been the best choice I have ever made! BRYC helped me grow into my self and brought out my potential. Through leadership discussions they made me more conscious of life. They were an awesome support system. I was surrounded by other fellows and mentors who always uplifted and motivated me. The two years I have been in BRYC they have become a second family. I can honestly say that BRYC is a life changing organization they helped me reach heights I thought I would never reach. This fall I am going to Clark University in Massachusetts on a full ride with the help from the mentoring I received at BRYC. They pushed me and kept me motivated through the ups and downs of senior year to get the scholarships I needed. With the help from the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition I am that much closer to making a difference in another persons life just as they have made in mine.
I always tell people that BRYC is not an after-school program it’s a community. BRYC is full of amazing people who work every day to support your vision of the future. this program has been a life-changing experience for me and dozens of other young people like me.I can honestly say that I would not be the person I am if it was not for this group of awesome people helping me at every step along my way. I became a member of the program in my senior year of high school and BRYC gave me access to the resources I needed to raise my scores and grades in order to make the transition to college. BRYC has been one of the best investments I have ever made in my future and my hope is that we can keep making that type of impact in the lives of other deserving students.
I became a member of BRYC (more affectionately known a "BRYC Fellow) in the fall of 2011. From day one, they have been nothing but a support. BRYC is a program that stresses academics, but it stresses being a family, even more. I love the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition. They have given me a network of friends, who all desire to do great things and to gain success. They have given me some people who really push me to excel in all areas of life: academically, socially, and emotionally. I can truly say that I don't know where I would be without the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition.