AROSE's mission is to bridge the opportunity gap for underserved Black and Brown youth in trauma-prone communities through post-secondary scholarships, support services, and community outreach initiatives.
We are dedicated to changing the narrative of how our young people in these communities are seen and what they can become. AROSE is committed to showing that traumatic events do not define their future but enable them to become productive, hopeful members of society.
Youth who arose from trauma-prone communities continue their education and become the next generation of leaders.
BriElle Bryson founded AROSE in honor of her late mother, Alicia Rose Pruitt. Despite growing up in a low-income community, Alicia showed BriElle that with education and perseverance, she could accomplish anything, no matter the circumstances. BriElle knows firsthand the impact that various traumas can have on young adults furthering their education and evolving in their professional careers. Youth who experience trauma become fragile but aren’t broken. Without the proper help and support, they can lose their way. AROSE is dedicated to helping youth envision a world beyond their neighborhoods and achieve post-secondary success.