Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE) Teen

BRYE Teen supports recently immigrated teenagers in Dorchester as they build English skills and learn to navigate a new cultural environment.

Application Information:

To enroll in BRYE Teen, or to learn more about volunteering with the program, email bryeteen@pbha.org.

Student Director Contact Information:

bryeteen@pbha.org

Staff Contact Information:

Kerry McGowan

kerry@pbha.org

617-495-3684

Fall 2020

Status: Active

For this coming semester, BRYE Teen will be having bi-weekly meetings with the teens, continuing with providing mentoring and workshops as we have in the past. Every week, a volunteer will lead a workshop on a variety of topics, ranging from resume writing, the history of airplanes, to sandwich making. In addition to these workshops, we will spend a portion of the meetings individually mentoring the students, allowing the volunteers and teens to develop a fruitful relationship throughout the semester.


PBHA’s Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE) Teen pairs recently immigrated teenagers (11-16) in Dorchester with college-age mentors. The program supports students as they build English skills and learn to navigate new cultural environments and equips teens with the tools they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom. BRYE Teen’s mission combines educational and cultural activities with a social justice mindset in order to develop the teens understanding of their own identities in Dorchester.

BRYE Teen meets each Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in Dorchester.

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