Celebrating, uplifting, and supporting black lives since 2017.
Youth services is where our work not only started from, but is also inspires us each and everyday. In our core and with each breath we take we deeply believe that youth are our future and deserve the world.
If you have questions about any of our youth programming, contact our youth staff today!
BLACK YOUTH ALLIANCE - WI
Black Youth Alliance - WI (BYA-WI) is a culturally specific after school program for middle and high school African American youth. This program and curriculum was created by our current Executive Director, Robin Tinnon, and has been running since 2017. For more information about the program, it's history, or how to get involved, please click the button below.
YOUTH CENTER AND
Our move during 2020 allowed us space for our youth to have their own unit. Our very own youth center right at our offices. This couldn't have happened at a better time with the switch to virtual learning for our youth. This allowed our youth staff to open the center for virtual learning hours. We are so thrilled that our youth have a safe space to learn surrounded by caring adults. Our youth center is open Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.
We all learn in different ways. We have students of all ages as well as clients returning to school who ask for tutoring support. If you are looking for tutoring support for yourself or a loved one, please contact your case manager or youth staff. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please indicate by signing up below.
In collaboration with the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, we have created the BYA-Wisconsin Caring Closet. This resource allows for families to receive at least a week's worth of clothing when fleeing instances of domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, coming out of homelessness, or simply needing to barter goods in order to make end's meet.