The Brotherhood a non-profit organization dedicated to giving young men of color the guidance and support needed to reach their greatest academic and personal potential. The Brotherhood gives these young men a community of dedicated mentors and positive role models – establishing a meaningful relationship of trust and encouragement that begins early in their academic career and follows them into adulthood. It is our goal to ensure that each and every student is given the opportunity to utilize their education, hone their personal talents and achieve successes in the real world.
The Brotherhood was first established in response to the persistent disparity between groups of students, especially those defined by their socioeconomic status, race, and gender. Major groups like the U.S. Department of Education and the Education Equality Project have dedicated years researching what causes these achievement gaps, particularly among low-income minority students, and all evidence suggests that positive influences in schools and the greater community are what impact academic performance most.
Though The Brotherhood targets young males of color specifically, our organization is all-inclusive and does not segregate our members based on gender or ethnicity. By reaching out to young men of color, our organization seeks to address the social stigmas and stereotypes that affect this demographic in particular. Though the organization is less than a decade old, The Brotherhood has demonstrated a consistent trend of improvement in the average GPA and demeanor of members; resulting in a higher rate of students pursuing college and trade schools as a post-secondary education. In the next five years, it is our goal to expand our model to new schools and cities, reaching young males of color across the country through cooperation with parents, educators and other non-profit agencies.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Directors consists of six members serving two-year terms. The board is charged with the general supervision of the organization and the exclusive control and direction of all funds of and appropriations to the organization unless otherwise provided by law.
The Brotherhood Leadership
The Brotherhood's leadership consists of the President and his six vice presidents that serve the entire Brotherhood organization. These people and their staff provide critical support services to Brotherhood's chapters, programs, and the Board of Trustees.
Smoky Hill Chapter
Thunder Ridge Chapter