Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE)


We support the self-empowerment of refugee youth through providing academic tutoring and mentoring, as well as by fostering a greater sense of community among students who share experiences of settlement in the United States.

Program Description

BRYTE is a student-led organization that pairs Brown undergraduate tutors with students ages 5-18 in refugee families. Currently, BRYTE works with over 170 refugee youth that are resettled from a diverse set of countries, including Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Nepal, Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Burma, Somalia, and others. Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students serve as the tutors and mentors in the BRYTE program. Around 170 BRYTE volunteers work one-on-one with refugee students in their homes at least three hours per week. Volunteers spend time primarily tutoring (providing homework help and building on foundational literacy skills), but also engage in enrichment activities such as taking their students to visit the zoo, playing soccer at the park, or bringing them up to Brown's campus for community events.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Providence, Rhode Island
States of Operation
Rhode Island
Operation Locations
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Early Literacy,
Social Studies,
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Out of School
Student-Tutor Ratio
Organization Type
Customer Type
Cost to Student
Type of Tutor
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?

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