We work with local educators and school administrators to provide unique educational programs to children, teens and at risk-youth in Westchester that are impactful and empower them to learn, grow and recognize their talents.
Generous donors like you are the key to our success and make it possible for the Brieant Youth Alliance to provide students with unique programs and learning opportunities. Please support our cause.
Mrs. Virginia Warfield Brieant
It is with great sadness that the Board of the Brieant Youth Alliance shares the news of the passing of Mrs. Virginia Brieant.
Mrs. Brieant was the mother of our Board Interim President, Charles L. Brieant III and wife of the late Judge Charles L. Brieant, Jr. a former chief judge of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. The Brieant Youth Alliance (BYA), a non-profit 501( C)(3) organization, formerly known as the Charles L. Brieant Center, was established in recognition of the Judge’s concern for children of all socio-economic levels (especially at risk youth) and the importance that life-long learning played in their lives. Norman Fulton, Executive Director Emeritus, founded the non-profit organization in 2009 Judge Brieant’s honor.
After the death of Judge Brieant in 2008, Mrs. Brieant was the force behind the continued development of the Brieant Youth Alliance and has been a big supporter throughout the years. She loved the work and the contributions that the BYA provided to the community schools. Through active partnerships with the Ossining Public Schools and financial support from communities in Westchester County, unique after-school programs were developed and provided free of charge to the schools. Her wisdom and support will truly be missed.
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That’s why we rely on the donations of time and services.
The Brieant Youth Alliance wants to make as big an impact as possible on our youth. The best way to do so is to ensure that as much of your generous donations are put to fulfilling our mission—and not on infrastructure. That’s why we rely on the donations of services and utilities. That way, your donation is virtually all going towards our programs and directly effecting our youth.
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What people are saying about the Brieant Youth Alliance
Saturday was a great time! It was a long, cold day, but the kids had a wonderful time. Most of them had never been to the Academy before, let alone see a college football game. It was great for them to interact with the cadets, too. It gave them a first hand account and perspective into their research that you just can’t get from textbooks! They got a similar experience out of seeing all of the statues and armaments at Trophy Point. I also think that seeing the Cadet Review, with all of its pomp and circumstance, helped them understand that the USMA is not your typical college campus. Thought I wasn’t on the tour, I did hear that it wasn’t much more than I, or any other OHS history teacher, could provide. In fact, Charlie Brieant provided a wealth of knowledge about his ancestors capturing Benedict Arnold in Tarrytown. It’s a great story; you need to hear him tell it. Maybe we will forgo the “official” tour next year and Charlie and I will just lead the kids. It’ll save money and be equally as effective. Thanks again for everything you and the Brieant Center do for us. We are fortunate to have your support.
Norm Fulton built this from an idea conceived by my father into a vibrant entity—from mere paper, to people, to programs, in only a handful of years. The people Norman recruited make enormous contributions of time and talent. Our partnership with school leaders continues to grow as our leadership and career programs thrive, and our involvement with Hudson Pride Program expands. We have increased our services to incarcerated youth through the involvement of a new board member. Our supporters in the community, particularly members of the O’Rourke family, and of the Judge’s extended judicial family, continue to make this possible. My hat is off to you all. The alliance was built by one great man in the name another.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I write to support the programs of The [Brieant Youth Alliance], which are meant to supplement the educational experience of our students, and seem devised, in addition, to address issues we find crucial to the maturation of our youth.
The development of the skills you’re working to build in our young people will lead children to produce and live in a richer society, healthier in mind as well as body.
On behalf of the students of the Ossining School District and the Board of Education, I express our gratitude for your generous offer to support our students. You certainly have my complete support and enthusiasm. I look forward to a most positive partnership.
Thank you so much for making our two field trips possible! I really enjoyed myself at the West Point game and learned a lot of interesting factoids about cadet life. It is extremely kind of you to sponsor us, thus allowing students to do things we may have never gotten the opportunity to do. We really appreciate your generosity and all of these new learning experiences.