Brothers on the Rise
Brothers on the Rise is a dual direct service-systems change organization which responsibly empowers male youth to achieve individual success, develop healthy relationships and contribute to a more just and equitable society. We accomplish this through comprehensive gender-responsive, culturally appropriate, preventive, pipeline programs that directly serve boys and young men of color. We also provide capacity building for schools, nonprofits and public agencies through training, coaching, curriculum development, consulting, convening, research and writing – all empowering the community towards more effective and equitable practice. Through these programs, BOTR and its partners help to raise, educate and develop boys into responsible, peaceful, caring and productive young men. Brothers on the Rise is based in Oakland with programs impacting youth, families, teachers and providers throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
Now recruiting for the 2014 Summer Program! Refer a 3rd-8th grade male youth for the East Oakland based Brothers, UNITE! program! All forms available here: English flier, Spanish flier, English referral, Spanish referral.
If you'd like to enroll your child in school year 2014-15 after school programs in East Oakland or the Fruitvale/Laurel District, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-261-7839, x. 14 for English or Spanish assistance.
Now recruiting for the 2014-2016 Lift a Brother Up career development program! Young men currently in sophomore high school year encouraged to apply - program kicks off with paid internship this summer working within our Brothers, UNITE! program.
This two year program takes young men through their junior and senior years towards college and community benefit careers. All forms available here: English flier
, Spanish flier
, Program Application
Contract with BOTR to develop programs for boys and young men, and/or improve outcomes with this population at your site!
BOTR provides training (free of charge for most in Alameda County), curricula, coaching, consultation, convening, research and writing.
Call us to arrange a consultancy!
BOTR contributes to the Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC) movement through valuable research and writing. We are also available to present at conferences.
is a training manual on culturally competent counseling with African American male youth. Here
is a research synthesis on out of school time work with BYMOC. Here
is a SFSU Cesar Chavez Institute article about this project. Contact us to collaborate!
Visit BOTR's You Tube channel to see our latest manhood training/media production projects, including the 2014 music video "A Real Man."
Visit our You Tube
for other songs and films produced over the last 6 years by BOTR youth, and to see TV feature stories about the powerful work we do!
Watch our amazing Brothers, UNITE! / Lift a Brother Up
Summer 2013 video entitled, "Rising Above the Violence."
Watch a Video Made by BOTR Youth!
Produced by a 2011 Lift a Brother Up Junior Counselor
Watch "Teaching Young Men New Directions"
2011 Brothers, UNITE! participants benefit from mentoring provided by their Junior Counselor.
Brothers on the Rise Video by Youth Uprising
Great video! Learn more here
Proud Program Graduates.
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