AROSE's mission is to bridge the opportunity gap for youth in trauma-prone communities.
AROSE's (previously known as the Alicia R. Pruitt Foundation) mission is to bridge the opportunity gap for underserved youth in trauma-prone communities through post-secondary scholarships, support services, and community outreach initiatives.
We are dedicated to changing the narrative of how our young people in these communities are seen and what they can become. AROSE is committed to showing that traumatic events do not define their future but enable them to become productive, hopeful members of society.
Coming from Flint, Mi, BriElle Bryson was exposed to a shortage of resources, violence, neglect, and abuse. She knew firsthand the impact that various traumas can have on a young adult furthering their education and evolving in their professional career. The ultimate trauma was the unexpected loss of her mother, Alicia Rose Pruitt, in 2017. A businesswoman but a single mother of 3, Alicia was an example of true resilience, compassion, love, and tenacity. It was Alicia’s value in education, faith, perseverance that led BriElle to have a prosperous education and career despite the challenging circumstances she faced growing up.
BriElle founded AROSE in honor of her mother to help share this same hope and results to the young people coming after her. Youth who experience trauma become fragile but aren’t broken. Without the proper help and support, they can lose their way. AROSE is dedicated to helping our young people envision a world beyond their neighborhoods and achieve post-secondary success.