Briya’s two-generation approach to education recognizes that parents are children’s first and most influential teachers. As parents’ literacy and educational levels increase, so does their children’s academic success. Briya is committed to strengthening families and communities through a learner-centered environment of trust, respect, and collaboration.
Briya’s mission is to strengthen families through culturally responsive two-generation education.
Learner-Centeredness: We believe that every adult and child can learn and is worthy of high-quality education. As students share their needs and daily realities, teachers intentionally craft lessons to help them achieve their goals in a warm, supportive classroom environment. We are committed to excellence, and continually adapt and incorporate cutting-edge educational practices to improve student experiences and outcomes.
Inclusiveness: We welcome and celebrate people of all countries, cultures, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, native languages, and life experiences as part of one Briya family. Every student and staff member brings a unique and valuable contribution to the school community, and we care deeply for each individual.
Trust: We strive to create a place of safety and confidentiality for all. We believe that people learn, work, and grow best in an environment where they can be open and honest about their hopes, challenges, and priorities.
Collaboration: We know our outcomes are stronger when we work together. We are committed to strategic and agile collaboration on all levels—between staff and students, between school departments, between us and our many community partners—because doing so increases our families’ holistic success.
Equity: Our work is driven by the belief that educational and socioeconomic equality are fundamental human rights.