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Baton Rouge Youth Coalition Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

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

Programs: Community program - developed strong and close-knit community to engage parents and fellows in work of supporting each other through college process. Held monthly parents college seminars. Organized social events for more than 100 people, developed a "girls' group" in which 20 young women regularly came together and discussed their thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Organized a graduation for our seniors and engaged parents in the various community programs.

leadership program - helped high school students grow as leaders through regular check-ins and seminars. Provided weekly meals to students and used various program materials to lead students in weekly conversations about leadership, identity, and intellectual development. Additionally, launched a mentoring service-learning project with local middle school students, in which our 10th grade students mentored and supervised 6th graders on a weekly basis, through projects like gardening and making murals.

resources program - took 40 students on college tour in new orleans. Provided 1:1 college tutoring; supported fellows through application and scholarship process; and paid various act registration, score reporting, and college application fees. Our 17 seniors graduated from high school with more than $1 million in external scholarships (e. G. Gates millenium or through school), in addition to financial aid.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

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.


Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Reginald M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Jeremiah Anthony R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.