The proverb it takes a village to raise a child is an apt approach to youth development for many Black and Latino/a youth. They come from homes in which generations of blood and virtual family have traditionally had a significant role in their upbringing.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol was created to provide a critical link between families, schools and the community. We increase our members’ access to enriching experiences, resources, and knowledgeable and caring adults. Our youth development model fuses culturally relevant content and teaching with social emotional learning. This helps our members acquire self-knowledge, and form meaningful connections and relationships. For the last 10 years we have provided informal guidance to community and school based colleagues.
- Provides our member with a forum for expressing their viewpoints and commitments in word and deed
- Connects our members to caring adults and a variety of supportive services
- Exposes youth workers and teachers to an effective grassroots pedagogical approach for meeting the complex and holistic needs of Black and Latino/a youth
We conduct active outreach and recruitment to expand our volunteer base. We encourage community members, college students, activists, and professionals to participate in our program as mentors, tutors, guest speakers, and activity coordinators. Community involvement in our programs enables us to maintain strong community ties and further extend the network of support for our youth.
of BroSis alumni have graduated from high school or earned a GED
"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."
"[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."