BROTHERS RESTORING URBAN HOPE, INC.
“Restoring the urban community through group mentorship, leadership training, and spiritual guidance”
B.R.U.H. is guided by the principle that all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, family dynamics, nationality, or past failures, deserve a chance at a bright future.
Through our group mentoring efforts, virtual workshops, trainings, leadership, and spiritual guidance, we encourage and equip our youth to discover and develop their unique talents, achieve in academic settings, social settings, and rise above any circumstance that is detrimental to their becoming thriving, productive and engaged adults.
Mission: Restoring the urban community through group mentorship, leadership training, and spiritual guidance.
Vision: Through our mentoring services, we desire to make personal connections that will inspire those in the urban communities to discover who they are, develop their strengths, and overcome their challenges.
Brothers Restoring Urban Hope, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit mentoring based organization that was founded in 2005. While in undergraduate school at University of South Carolina Upstate, B.R.U.H. founders Antonio Boyd and Victor Durrah, Jr. noticed that a number of the high school students they worked with lacked the positive racial identity, soft skills, and social capital they felt were essential to their success in life. Thus B.R.U.H. was formed to create a community-based and volunteer led organization committed to exposing students to avenues of success regardless of socioeconomic status, family dynamics, nationality or past failures using the connected scholars program curriculum.
Today, under the leadership of Executive Director Victor Durrah, B.R.U.H. partners with many organizations and volunteers to provide mentoring services to youth in Upstate South Carolina.
Who we serve:
Elementary through middle school students through our community based programs. Our curriculum based program is for young adults seeking direction and guidance in their lives. Our base of students hails from the Upstate of South Carolina and we partner with all youth serving organizations and churches.
• Recruit cultivate & motivate volunteers to become mentors
• Provide soft-skill workshops geared towards professional development
• Provide Connected Scholars Group Mentoring Program
• Provide MLK Day Leadership Basketball camp
• Host yearly College Summit Enrichment programs
• Provide virtual mentoring services
• Serve as advocates for youth mentoring organizations
• Black History Reading Initiative
• Coaches 4 Character Field Trips
• Moderator of Community and Thought Leadership Forums centered around relevant community issues
• Bruh Mentor After School Homework Community Center
• Bruh Mentor Sports and Mentoring Program
Recent Articles Featuring Bruh Mentor:
Spartanburg County Foundation Award
BRUH Mentor Program Awarded First Key of the County Ever at Sneaker Ball Gala 2022
BRUH Mentor Thanksgiving 2021 Offering
BRUH Mentor Opens Community Center in Cowpens, SC
BRUH Mentor Celebrates 17 Years of Community Development
BRUH Mentor Partners with Spartanburg Academic Movement
BRUH Mentor donates laptops to Call Me Mister Program
BRUH Mentor Receives Grant from Duke Energy