We have documented outcomes that far surpass City numbers:
- Harlem’s teenaged pregnancy rate is 15% – our members have a rate of less than 2%.
- In NYC the general high school graduation rate of 70%; while the Schott Foundation found that the graduation rate of Black and Latino boys is 34%. Over 40% of Black men between the ages of 18-65 in New York City are unemployed.
- 90% of our alumni have graduated from high school, 95% either graduated from high school or earned their GED and 95% are working full time or enrolled in college whereas the similarly situated population in West Harlem, 18-25, has a 40% rate of either working full time or being enrolled in college.
- With regards to issues of criminality and morality – after 20 years none of our members or alumni members are incarcerated and less than 1% have a felony conviction.
Alum Graduated High School/ Earned GED
Received High Schol Degree
Whereas the high school graduation rate in New York City is 70%, in Harlem the graduation rate is 42%, and
the Schott Foundation found that the graduation rate of Black and Latino boys is New York City 34%.
Critical Decision Making
Bro/Sis Teenage Pregnancy Rate
Bro/Sis Members Incarcerated and less than 1% have a felony conviction
Whereas Harlem’s teenage pregnancy rate is 15%.
Whereas one out of three Black males, ages 20-29 are under supervision of the prison system –
incarcerated, on probation or on parole.
Employment and Moving from Poverty
Alum Enrolled in College/Working Full-Time
Whereas 30% of youth in Harlem, ages 18-25,
are either enrolled in college or employed full-time.
We have established a set of long-range goals for our members, which are based in reaching our “Theory of Change”.
Our programming engages, empowers, and builds the next generation of leaders that can make a positive impact in their communities today. Through participating in our programs, members:
- Develop a personal self-definition that encompasses respect for themselves, their family and the larger community.
- Gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for their cultural and historical legacy as Black and Latinx people.
- Develop into critical thinkers who can analyze personal and societal issues and who are committed to self and community development.
- Broaden their knowledge of social issues and increase their participation in community activities.
- Find their creative voice.
- Develop a powerful sense of self-worth and belief in their ability to achieve.
- Improve their academic performance and develop a lifelong love of learning.
- Increase their involvement in the workforce, internships and travel.
- Learn the life skills essential for survival and success.
- Create a personal testimony of their values, beliefs, and goals that reflects an understanding of their moral responsibility to others.
- Refrain from addiction and avoid incarceration
- Graduate from high school, attend college or gain long term and secure employment
- Avoid teenage pregnancy and learn responsible parenting
“I believe so deeply in the life-saving work that The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is dedicated to: values and skills building that empower young people and keep them on course; helping young people to see and develop the extraordinary within themselves; ensuring their safe passage to adulthood. It is surely one of the most incredible organizations in the nation. Their work is catalytic! Their leadership, their services and outcomes are without peer. Simply put, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol does the work that few others will or even know how to do…. They have answered the call to repair the village, to secure the children. It’s our responsibility to ensure they have all they need to do God’s work.”Susan L. Taylor
“[The Brotherhood/Sister Sol] is using their passion to uplift and inspire a next generation through extraordinary work that creates leaders and a sanctuary for children…. where their members can develop a higher vision of themselves.”Oprah Winfrey