Our youth need more Resources to thrive!

The Bronx Rising Initiative believes that to uplift our community we must focus on the most vulnerable in our community – that includes our youth. 

We work to secure needed resources for local youth to empower them to take positive steps in their life by identifying resources to give directly to our college-bound young people and supporting diverse and dynamic youth programming opportunities.


Brandon Hendricks Scholarship

In 2020, the Bronx Rising Initiative (BRI) launched the Brandon Hendricks Scholarship in honor of a rising star from our community that was killed by senseless gun violence on June 29th, 2020. Brandon Hendricks was a consistent source of hope and inspiration for everyone that knew him and had recently been accepted to college with a full scholarship.


To honor Brandon’s life, our organization offers financial scholarships in his name to multiple high school seniors from The Bronx that have recently been admitted to college. ​




The 2021 Brandon Hendricks Scholarship Application Period is :

May 3rd, 2021 - May 31st, 2021 (11:59 PM)

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