Youth

Our Youth Need More Resources To Thrive!

Oyate Group 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, 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, Bronx Rising Initiative and Oyate Group’s A Mother’5 Promi5e – created by Brandon’s mother, Eve – offers financial scholarships in his name to multiple high school seniors from The Bronx that have recently been admitted to college.

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