The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (BHSS) has stood at the forefront of comprehensive youth development for over 18 years, building programs that provide a network of support and guidance for youth who face a range of challenges and pressures each day.
We are locally based, with a national reach, as Bro/Sis publishes assorted curricula and collections of our members’ writings; trains educators from throughout the nation on our approach; and our leadership is invited to speak and present at educational and policy convenings and conferences across the country.
We offer daily after school programming, youth organizing, leadership training, international study, job training and internships, community outreach opportunities, and more. Our programs are holistic and comprehensive.
We exist to help Black and Latino/a youth survive and excel as independent thinkers and leaders within their community. Youth define manhood and womanhood for themselves embodying new forms of leadership within a moral and ethical code that embraces difference and supports excellence.
Through our “Theory of Change” model, our members can safely speak their minds, acquire knowledge and skills, explore their identity and beliefs, and access support to make their dreams reality.We help young people identify their natural and unique strengths toward defining their self-worth. We want them to think critically, see themselves as history makers and overcome the negative pressures of poverty, racism, drugs, and violence.