Brothers on the Rise
Brothers on the Rise responsibly empowers male youth and their adult allies 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 and convening – all towards empowering the community to effectively 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.
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!
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
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Proud Program Graduates.
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