BRYE Extension works with recent immigrant and refugee youth in Dorchester to build English and reading skills.
If you would like to enroll in or volunteer with BRYE Extension, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin Tsuo and Nhu Le
PBHA’s Boston Refugee Young Enrichment (BRYE) Extension is both a mentoring program and an academic enrichment program for recent immigrant and refugee youth living in Dorchester. BRYE Extension builds English skills, engages students in learning concepts not explored in school, and provides a safe, validating, and intellectually stimulating space for students.
Students at BRYE Extension are places into classrooms based on age level and familiarity with the English language. There are three class levels, with the youngest class ranging in age from 6 to 8, a middle class 8 to 10, and a third class ranging ages 10 to 12.
The program runs from 4:00 to 5:30 on Friday afternoons on site in Dorchester.
History of BRYE Extension
BRYE Extension, founded in 2001, was first created in order to close the educational gap between new immigrant children and their peers through an educational enrichment program. The program sets itself apart from other after-school programs by strengthening students’ ESL skills and supplementing classroom instruction through fun and innovative volunteer-designed curriculum in a small classroom environment. The program fills a much-needed void in Dorchester, where low-income residents in Boston’s most diverse neighborhood often lack access to affordable after-school programs.