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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Beyond Rising Internship

In New York City there are at least 11,000 undocumented teenagers enrolled in NYC public schools. These young people are unfortunately left out of city-wide summer internship and workforce readiness programs, leaving them to fall behind their peers and perpetuating cycles of poverty among New York’s immigrant communities.

In 2022, Oyate Group’s Bronx Rising Initiative launched the Beyond Rising Internship with Fordham University.

Oyate Group and Fordham University offer 20 undocumented high school students from across the city the paid opportunity to receive mentoring and skills training while exploring their passions by interning in various Fordham University administrative offices.


Youth 12-20

Made up the largest age group to get vaccinated by BRI.

Donated 1000+ Backpacks

Donated 1000+ backpacks at 6 giveaway events.

Brandon Hendricks Scholarship

Provided 15 young Bronxites with the Brandon Hendricks scholarship.

Donated $20k

To the groundbreaking George Washington Educational Campus theater program.

Internship Opportunities

20 undocumented youth provided with internship opportunities.