Developed over the course of 20 years, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Rites of Passage Program is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading models of holistic youth development.
The Torchbearer Training offers community and school educators an intensive Rites of Passage experience through which they develop a clear understanding of the philosophical foundation, framework and program elements that comprise our unique Rites of Passage Program.
The objective of this training is to prepare educators to develop and lead a Rites of Passage Program based on The Brotherhood/Sister Sol model. Workshops and activities in this training have been developed to provide participants with the knowledge and experience necessary to understand the model and achieve successful implementation.
The training is coordinated by Jason Warwin, Co-Founder of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, and co-facilitated by senior staff. It has been designed to draw on the participants’ experiences and to build on their current knowledge, while providing opportunities for the development of new insights and skills.
Words From Our Participants:
“Immense growth, knowledge, different perspectives, new ideas, great literature, handouts, space to express yourself and openly share feelings and emotions… I have been truly inspired. I feel I have discovered and acknowledge my calling even further through this training.”
“Thank you for renewing my sense of purpose as an educator. I got in touch with all that brought me into this profession these past few days.”
“It was awesome, by far the best training I’ve ever been to.”
“It was a huge pleasure to learn from such a solid organization. It was thorough, interesting, well facilitated and thought provoking.”
“I think this training provides so much from resources, to actual practice of the rituals, to talking about how to lead the sessions. We experienced what the youth experience, which makes it less daunting to implement.”
Our annual Torchbearer Training will be conducted August 6-9th, 2018!
Maximum 20 Participants, Register Today!
DATES: Monday, August 6th – Thursday, August 9th, 9:30-5:00.
LOCATION: Broadway Housing Communities, Rio Gallery and Rooftop Space, 583 Riverside Drive, 7th Floor
COST: $950 per person. $1,800 per pair. **Includes delicious daily breakfast and lunch; 2 curriculum books & 2 writing collections; 4 hours of individualized consulting** Limited Scholarships Available.
A group of enterprising New York City teenagers are getting some farm-fresh learning this summer. The youngsters recognized a need for fresh fruits and vegetables in their neighborhood and as John Chandler reports, they’re getting an education while fulfilling it.
Khary Lazarre-White discussing Bro/Sis and the criminal justice system.
Intersectionality speaks to a world-view and perspective – a way to analyze overlapping forms of identity and varied experiences and also systems of oppression, a lens with which to view struggle and freedom that is inclusive…
Organizations must nourish and buttress the political ambitions of young black and brown women.
Life on the street – and lives lost on the street.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol announces $10.3 million dollars in funding toward the construction of the leading out of school time building in New York City – the creation of a model for the nation.
“We in the nonprofit sector are tackling some of the most difficult issues of our time,” says Khary Lazarre-White, co-founder and executive director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a youth development organization based in Harlem that aims to cultivate a theory of change among disadvantaged youth.
It’s not hard to spot the three-story brownstone where The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a 20-year-old youth development organization, looks after and helps to raise some of the luckiest young people in Harlem.
Cidra Sebastien Op Ed Piece entitled: “Trumped Dreams Do Not Die Easily: Undocumented Immigrants and DACA.”
A reflection on the issues undocumented youth face as seen through the experiences of two members of Bro/Sis.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe – Khary Lazarre-White discussed President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative
President Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative spins off from White House Monday, and the group’s focus is to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps for young men of color. Joe Echevarria and Khary Lazarre-White discuss.
When black and brown girls are videotaped beating each other down, the blame game quickly starts. It happened when video of a fight at a Brooklyn McDonald’s went viral. Everyone joins in to accuse and shame: What’s wrong with these girls?
1995 Echoing Green Global Fellow Jason Warwin, co-founder of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. Offering a peer group that provides guidance and support to Black and Latino kids without a lot of direction is the primary focus of Jason’s org.
Khary Lazarre-White appears on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner. Watch...
After a grand jury decided not bring charges against the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio highlights how old and profound this crisis is.
Bro/Sis was a partner organization this week in the largest climate march in history – The People’s Climate March. Bro/Sis members and staff sang, marched and rallied all day long. In addition, the day before we hosted a collaborative art.
Khary Lazarre-White appears on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss marijuana law reform and disparate enforcement.
ED Khary Lazarre-White appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes to discuss drug policy and marijuana law reform.
The Sister Sol branch of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol celebrated 15 years of service on December 7, 2013. Columbia University’s Faculty House provided a quaint setting for the event’s nearly 140 participants.
New data shows that, in a number of areas — teen pregnancy, violent crime and increasing gradation rates — black youths have made significant gains. Experts say it’s time that the perception matches the reality.
Executive Director & Co-Founder Khary Lazarre-White featured on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes on Election Night! Commentators discussed governors’ race, democratic wins and landslide victory of Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson serves up what Zagat calls his “creative gastronomy” at the Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, New York City. Patrons are treated to a world of “uptown steak frites” and Southern-style home cooking.
Khary Lazarre-White appeared on TV One’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin to discuss gun control.
Stopping the scourge of violence inflicted on black men -Opinion Piece by Khary Lazarre-White
Black on Black and White on White Violence: An American Story -Opinion Piece by Khary Lazarre-White
Gun Policy and Bloodshed in America -Opinion Piece by Khary Lazarre-White
After months of heated debate, in a late night session on June 26, New York City Council passed two bills with veto-proof majorities that will increase oversight of the NYPD and strengthen racial profiling.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) held their 9th annual Voices celebration at Espace on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 in New York City.
New York, NY – The Brotherhood/Sister Sol hosted its ninth annual VOICES benefit on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at New York City’s ESPACE.
It was a night filled with inspiring performances as the Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol honored celebrity guests and highlighted the talents of their students during a special evening ceremony.
Nicholas Peart and Khary Lazarre-White interviewed regarding Stop and Frisk policy on NBC’s Grio.com
Stop-and-frisk plaintiff says encounters made him feel ‘criminalized’
Nicholas Peart is a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit challenging the procedure as racially biased in Manhattan Federal Court.
Executive Director & Co-Founder Khary Lazarre-White was interviewed on the Joe Madison Show.
On June 14, The Friends of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol presented its annual summer cocktail party hosted by Joy Bryant to raise money for the organization’s summer programs.
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Khary Lazarre-White appears on Fox News.
Alumni member Nicholas Peart on national CBS News with Scott Pelley.
The NYPD says its stop-and-frisk policy is preventing crime, and potentially saving lives. But opponents say the approach unfairly snags too many innocent minority males.
New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire visited The Brotherhood/Sister Sol yesterday and gifted Nike shoes, Scholastic books, and Steiner Sports gifts and toys to our members through his Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation.
Last week several elected officials, including Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., City Council Speaker Christine M. Quinn and Council Members Robert Jackson and Inez Dickens, announced a new pilot program to give summer internships to youth in Central Harlem.
Khary Lazarre-White provides a shining example of what a community nonprofit youth organization can become. Celebrating its 15th year, Bro/Sis currently serves as a beacon for youth in Harlem ranging in ages from 6 to 22.
Bro/Sis Executive Director & Co Founder Khary Lazarre-White discusses engaging young adults about their future on Fox News.
nv profiles The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s programs, which have helped hundreds of youth in New York City.
Young leaders gather to benefit The Brotherhood/Sister Sol: Reverend Al Sharpton and philanthropist Carla Harris host a cocktail reception to benefit the visionary non profit organization.
Welcome to Annual Planting No. 4 at the garden of Brotherhood/SisterSol, a West Harlem nonprofit that guides kids through the gauntlet of urban adolescence.
Last weekend, 15 young men came here to walk the bright green lawns, to sit in the plush lecture-hall chairs, and to peek inside the academic buildings made of gray stone, red brick, and green glass. They came to ask questions and take notes.
Herizons interviews Khary Lazarre-White about The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s commitment to deconstructing sexism and misogyny, promoting sexual education and responsibility and reducing gender bias as part of its youth development model.
Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier addresses guests at The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s benefit, saying that Bro/Sis is “investing in our collective future.”
Co-Founder and Executive Director Khary Lazarre-White talks about Bros/Sis youth development model, which fosters social change by raising expectations and providing support to young people.
A Chapter member reflects on his Bro/Sis experiences in his testimonial, “I am a King: A Rite of Passage to Manhood.”
NYRAG profiles Bro/Sis in their Voices From the Front Line series.
Oprah celebrates Bro/Sis Co-Founders Khary Lazarre-White and Jason Warwin and their new twist on mentoring.