Brianna Cyrus is Routes2Success’ programme manager. She is also a qualified Secondary English teacher and had been teaching for 8 years before she began working for Action for Race Equality in 2013.
This month, she was interviewed by Nu Origins magazine about moving away from teaching to join Routes2Success in order to provide positive role models for young Black males, and to expose them to career opportunities that they may not have had access to. It charts the impact she’s seen working on the programme for nearly 10 years.
As David Myles of Nu Origins writes:
Cyrus believes the longevity of the Routes2Success programme is testimony to how revered the programme has become. Despite the role model programme no longer being national, the impact and necessity of the scheme is very much felt by those who have completed the programme. In the last 12 months, the Routes2Success programme has facilitated over 40 role model sessions and has positively impacted over 324 young people.
For more information on the Routes2Success, ARE’s flagship ethnic minority role model and mentoring programme for schools, please contact Phoebe Georgestone, R2S Project Support Officer.