Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE) Tutoring

BRYE Tutoring supports recent immigrant and refugee youth in Dorchester through quality instruction and homework help, with a priority on improving English skills.

Application Information:

To enroll in BRYE Tutoring, or to learn more about volunteering with the program, email

Student Director Contact Information:

Staff Contact Information:

Kerry McGowan


Fall 2020

Status: Active

This fall, the BRYE Tutoring program will continue to support children of immigrant families academically and personally, especially as they cope with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on public school education. We will be running virtual tutoring, offering both one-on-one and group learning opportunities to our students, and the days we tutor will depend on our volunteers’ availability. No previous knowledge of other languages is required.

PBHA’s Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE) Tutoring program strives to give children of immigrant families in Dorchester a foothold in the United States through quality instruction and homework help, with a priority on improving English skills. By fostering a close, mentoring relationship between tutor and tutee, BRYE Tutoring is dedicated to bridging cultural barriers by through building knowledge, inspiring confidence, and increasing self-esteem through solid friendships.

Volunteering with BRYE Tutoring

Tutors do not need to know any foreign languages or have previous experience in ESL tutoring to work with BRYE Tutoring. Tutors should be able to work with the program for at least one day a week from 3:30-6:00 PM, including travel time to and from Dorchester. Tutors create their own curriculum tailored to their individual student, ages 6-12. BRYE Tutoring also takes two field trips per semester.



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