BRYTE Student Group


Founded in 2006, BRYTE (Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment) is a student-run organization that matches Brown students with recently-resettled refugee youth in Providence. Brown students tutor one-on-one in their tutees’ homes for a minimum of three hours per week. As Brown’s largest service organization, we typically have around 140 tutor-tutee matches per year. Throughout our ten year history, we have served 475 kids from 12 different countries, partnering closely with Rhode Island’s two refugee resettlement agencies to increase their capacities. Last year alone, our tutors dedicated a collective 3,497 hours to working with these students.

BRYTE has received numerous awards since its inception in 2006. Most recently, BRYTE won the 2017: Student Leadership Award: Best Collaboration from Brown University for our collaborative effort with Impulse Dance Company. We have also been the recipients of the 2013 Student Leadership Award: Forming Partnerships from Brown University. Additionally, the Swearer Center awarded BRYTE  three Starr Social Entrepreneurial Fellowships, the most recent of which was used to launch BRYTE Summer Camp in 2011 (which is today Camp RYSE). The summer camp also received the Community Partner Award  in 2012 from the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island in recognition of the camp's social impact in Providence. In 2012, BRYTE received an honorable mention for the MacJannet Prize from the MacJannet Foundation for its exceptional community engagement.
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