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.
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).
Where you Stand
Depend of where you sit.
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.
LOOKING TO SOAR AS EAGLES
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