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 2014-2015 School Year! 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.
To enroll your child in school year 2014-2015 after school programs in East Oakland or the Fruitvale/Laurel District, write us now
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-325-4886 for English or Spanish assistance.
Now recruiting for the 2014-2016 Lift a Brother Up career development program! Young men in 11th grade for school year 2014-15 are encouraged to apply - program includes job training and paid internship within BOTR and then with community partners.
This two year program takes young men through high school graduation to college and entry to health, human services and other community benefit careers. All forms available here: English flier
, Spanish flier
, Program Application (English)
, Program Application (Spanish)
Sign up for the 2014-2015 Mental Health Learning Community: curriculum, training, consultation & convening so providers can lead counseling groups for older elementary & middle school male youth of color.
Learning community launches October 2014! Summary. Details. Register now!
Call 510-599-3582 or write email@example.com for more information.
Additionally, BOTR provides
- free for most in Alameda County - training, curricula, coaching, consultation, convening, research & writing. Contact us to bring BOTR to you.
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 summer music video "My Voice Matters."
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!
View our 2014-15 music video from Lazear Charter Academy entitled, "A Real Man."
Watch our amazing Brothers, UNITE! / Lift a Brother Up
Summer 2013 video entitled, "Rising Above the Violence."
Brothers on the Rise Video by Youth Uprising
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Proud Program Graduates.
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