About Us

BRAAF

In this era of global uncertainty, we at BRAFF are doing our very best to support our youth and families. We have developed the BRAAF Online Community to keep our youth and parents engaged by providing Zoom Video conferences 3 days a week, online activities and assignments that will continue growth and maintain the connection we have with our youth and families.

The Community is separated into two components:  Kings and Parents. You will need a password to access your component. If you do not already have a password, please contact your Program Director.

We want our entire BRAAF Community to know that we are here and that we care. We are available by phone, text, email, video conference and social media.  We are eager to hear from you and we will advise you all when the situation changes.  In the interim, be safe and click on your component to get started.

Our Mission

What We Stand For

BRAAF offers Afrocentric youth and families a Rites of Passage (ROP) after school program. The goal of the program is to strengthen mental health and to increase resiliency and skill development for the African American population of the Inland Empire.  The program provides services in culturally appropriate settings incorporating African American philosophies and traditions The program is for middle school age youth males (11-13) and their families.    The program runs for the length of the school year.(October thru June).

Strand Strong

Where you Stand

Depend of where you sit.

 

-Nelson Mandela

We Are Providing an Environment for Our Participants to Grow & Excel

We strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves. To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together. To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

PRESENTATION ROOM FORMATION

Our Vision

Teaching the Men of tomorrow

Emphasizing young boys interacting with other young boys to develop positive life styles, and positive solutions to life problems by recognizing their strengths, their talents and abilities.

This highly therapeutic culture specific after-school intervention seeks to build character in young African-American boys. We feel, the concept of building character will ultimately translate into better school performance, more respectful behaviors and stronger family and community assets.

 

A Message From

Our Program director

We Believe in our Young Kings.  It is our endeavor to strengthen our local and global communities by educating, training and investing time in developing our young men to be productive leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals and parents.

Dr. Denise Fleming

Meet Our Team

Bettye January

CLINICIAN

Bernard Holmes

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

TRANSPORTATION

CULINARY

Shynda Buycks

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT WORKER

Young kings

After School programs

Faculty

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location:

659 Periwinkle, Perris CA 92510

Telephone: 951-238-2445

Email: dfleming90@gmail.com

Office Hours: M-F: 8am-5pm

Program Hours: M-F 3pm-8pm