Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE) is an in-home tutoring and mentoring program that helps refugees acquire crucial language skills as well as cultural fluency in a time of difficult transition. It also fosters meaningful relationships and promotes cross-cultural understanding.
Brown students devote three hours a week working one-on-one with students on homework, literacy skills, and English skills. Mentors also organize activities that help refugee students adjust to a new culture and city. BRYTE is a student-led organization that runs in collaboration with the International Institute of Rhode Island (IIRI) and the Swearer Center for Public Service.