How Do We Move Forward?

A new week is here ... have you stayed engaged? I've heard this pointed question on social media from our black brothers & sisters: "Has your feed gone back to normal?" In other words, 'are you still with us?' It's a great question for those of us who committed to change, to learning, and to [...]

Some Caregivers Don’t Get to Choose

Have you talked with your youth about racism? There’s no question: Talking about race can be sensitive, and yes, even messy. "Choosing" whether or not to talk to youth about this topic is an option many caregivers don’t have; their youth have already or will likely learn about it by confronting racism in their own [...]

This Too Shall [Not] Pass

This too shall [not] pass. We are undoubtedly in a season of awakening and revolution. For some it has stirred pain, self-awareness, sorrow, and reckoning. For others it has stirred rage, exhaustion, and unprecedented determination. "This will pass" is a phrase often used to induce comfort, peace, and hope. But right now, we challenge you [...]

It’s Not Just a Hashtag…

“For those who can’t breathe right now, we will breathe again.” - Cheryl Nembhard, Brave Author & Board Member Last year Cheryl was signing her new book for hundreds of young women from different backgrounds. She had just spoken to them about their identity as QUEENS. This season there will be no brave events, no [...]

We’re Back from Our Brave Adventure!

We’re back and More Inspired Than Ever! Our team has just returned from two weeks in South India where we launched Brave for the first time! What a life-changing experience to spend time with youth in one of the farthest corners of the world. We met incredible local people who are committed to carrying out […]

We’re Half Way There!

We’re halfway to our fundraising goal! Thanks to partners like YOU, we have raised half of the funds we need to get to India this October! In case you have not heard, Brave will be partnering with Developing Workers, a non-profit organization dedicated to leadership development, training local workers and providing medical clinics to villages […]

We’re Going to India!

BIG NEWS! We’re going to INDIA! This October, Brave will be partnering with Developing Workers, a non-profit organization dedicated to leadership development, training local workers and providing medical clinics to villages in South India. Our friends at DW will be relying on BRAVE to bring the empowerment aspect of the program to compliment their current […]

Finding Empowerment Through Community

If you’ve ever been part of a small group study, you know true healing and connection can happen in these places! Just this month two BRAVE Journal Studies have been mobilized in Southern California. One at a continuation school and another at a residential treatment center. Vulnerable teens are working through the “This is Me” […]

The Best Expression of Love Is Time

Time. Something we need more for ourselves but want to give less to others. Time. The most valuable of all gifts, yet the least given because we feel we can CONNECT with people by taking shortcuts. Shortcuts through a text message, through a “like” on a post, and sometimes through a nod across a crowded room instead […]