The Swearer Center’s Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE) program has received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship competition, a global program for recognizing outstanding student community engagement efforts. The prize is awarded each year by the Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. Created in 2006, BRYTE’s 120 student volunteers spend three hours each week providing one-on-one in home tutoring to refugees in Rhode Island. This in-home model fosters strong and stable relationships that enhance opportunities for refugee students to succeed in school and also promotes cross-cultural exchange.

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