Jason Warwin is the Co-Founder and Associate Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, an organization that provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Located in Harlem (NYC), Bro/Sis also has programs dedicated to developing Black and Latinx youth in Africa, Latin America and The Caribbean. Jason is a specialist in the design of transformative experiences and we talked about how the Bro/Sis model leads young people to ethical leadership and educational achievement, and makes them an essential part of a solid community that has been fighting oppression for almost 25 years.


Find more about Jason and The Brotherhood/Sister Sol on brotherhood-sistersol.org


00:00-00:54 Intros

00:55-02:40 Ethics as a core comment of Bro/Sis’s work

02:41-03:21 How young people come in contact with BroSis

03:22-07:54 Rites of Passage program

07:55-10:26 Bro/Sis as a transformative experience

10:27-13:14 Staff selection

13:15-16:10 International Study Program

16:11-18:38 International work—Bermuda and Brazil

18:39-26:15 Core elements for replication

26:16-30:46 Understanding dynamics of oppression and its effects

30:47-33:11 Helping young people develop an ethical compass

33:12-35:17 Young people’s reactions to Trump

35:18-37:33 Relationships with parents/families

37:14-39:00 Outro


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