Mission

AROSE Foundation's (previously known as Alicia R. Pruitt Foundation) mission is to provide learning opportunities, support, and resources for future success to youth in trauma-prone communities.

Vision

Youth who arose from trauma-prone communities continue their education and become the next generation of leaders.

Our Story

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 in her hometown. 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. 

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Mission

AROSE Foundation's (previously known as Alicia R. Pruitt Foundation) mission is to provide learning opportunities, support, and resources for future success to youth in trauma-prone communities.

Vision

Youth who arose from trauma-prone communities continue their education and become the next generation of leaders.

Our Story

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 in her hometown. 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.