Cidra M. Sebastien Was Appointed to the 
NYC Council's Young Women's Initiative 

Bro/Sis Associate Executive Director Cidra M. Sebastien was appointed to be the Education Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member of the New York City Council's Young Women's Initiative (YWI). Launched by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, YWI is a multiplatform coalition aimed at supporting young women in New York City and combating chronic racial and gender inequality in outcomes when it comes to healthcare, education, involvement in the justice system and economic development.  YWI convenes stakeholders from across the City - including community-based organizations, advocates, policy experts and young women themselves - two of whom are members of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. 

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Khary Lazarre-White Receives Robert W. Crawford Prize

In Chicago, Executive Director & Co-Founder Khary Lazarre-White was awarded the prestigious National Recreation Foundation's 2015 Robert W. Crawford Prize.  The $50,000 prize honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in advancing recreation programs for "at-risk" youth so they can live healthy and participatory lives.  

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Jason C. Warwin Trains Educators on 
Bro/Sis Rites of Passage Model

Bro/Sis has partnered with the Charles Hayden Foundation to provide professional development to educators of the Boston Coalition for Boys Young Man with a Plan Program. In August and October of this year, Associate Executive Director & Co-Founder Jason C. Warwin trained these educators on our Rites of Passage model and how to effectively use it to impact the lives of young people.  Feedback received from participants include:

Thank you for renewing my sense of purpose as an educator.

It is by far the most relevant training I've ever received.

Jason is a great facilitator who teaches you how to think critically and challenge the status quo.


Pono - To Be Whole

"Pono means to be righteous; to be the best one can be; to be whole....We want our children to become whole." - Executive Director & Co-Founder, Khary Lazarre-White.
In a new Huffington Post op-ed entitled "Pono-To Be Whole," Khary writes about his experience in Oahu, Hawaii with The Pacific American Foundation, and The Native American Community Academy. He highlights each organization and shares their methods, which are similar to those used by Bro/Sis to help at risk youth heal from trauma, navigate                                                                                       the world and achieve success.  

Pictured above is Khary Lazarre-White (center) and educators from The Pacific American Foundation and The Native American Community Academy.  

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