The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC) is looking for new fellows, volunteers and mentors for the upcoming school year. BRYC’s Executive Director, Lucas Spielfogel, discussed the organization on Fox44 First Edition.
BRYC prepares high-achieving, under-resourced high school students to enter, excel in, and graduate from college so they can become full participants in society. The organization 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.
BRYC’s 373 alumni, who represent nearly 60 colleges and live, work, and study in more than 20 states, remain in college at a rate of 86 percent. BRYC has 18 staff members and 130 volunteers serving 250 youth across nine school districts.
You’re eligible to become a BRYC fellow if you meet these requirements:
1. Be in high school during 2020-2021 school year.
2. Have mostly As and Bs on academic transcript.
3. Have household income of $60,000 or less (learn more).
4. Class of 2021 only: have ACT score of 18 or better
There are also a number of volunteer and mentor roles BRYC is looking to fill. The next training session will be held virtually on Wednesday, July 15.
For more information about BRYC or applying to become a fellow, volunteer or participant, click here.