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Baton Rouge Youth Coalition

  • Baton Rouge Youth Coalition
  • 460 N. 11th St.
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • (225) 456-5752
  • 2009
  • (225) 456-5752
  • Director of College Counseling
  • (225) 456-5752

Program Description

The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC) prepares high-achieving, under-resourced high school students to enter, excel in, and graduate from college so they can become full participants in society. We promote intellectual and emotional exploration and risk-taking by offering programs that allow students to think and express themselves freely. Our primary aims are cultivating Fellows' intellectual curiosities, guiding them toward greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, and fostering a space in which we all can develop a critical consciousness. Success in the college application process is crucial, and to that end, Fellows are asked to perform at a high level in a variety of ways. But BRYC's main goal is to help students become critical and creative thinkers, and thoughtful, resilient, engaged citizens.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 230
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 25% and 50%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Alabama State University
  • Auburn University
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Boston College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Dartmouth College
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Grantham University
  • Howard University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Pomona College
  • Spelman College
  • St John's University-New York
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Alabama
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Houston
  • University of Miami
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wesleyan University