Notable BIPOC Executives: Brandon Currie

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable BIPOC Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 20
  • Undergrad degree/university: Elementary Education, Butler University
  • Graduate degree/university: Master of Science in School Counseling and Psychology, Butler University; Doctorate of Education, Indiana University

In early 2020, Brandon Currie founded STRYV365, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit organization that creates customized non-clinical, trauma-informed programming designed to foster positive childhood relationships, strengthen interpersonal skills and increase the ability to be resilient during challenging times.

STRYV365 uses activities such as sports and classroom exercises that help youth learn to use responsible decision-making, self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship skills. 

STRYV works with youth ranging in ages from elementary school to college and counts among its local key partners the Milwaukee Public Schools Twilight Program, the YMCA, Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, the Milwaukee Academy of Science, and the school districts of Brown Deer and St. Francis. STRYV also works in Chicago and Indianapolis.

The organization’s presence has resulted in some amazing transformations, including during COVID-19, said Judith Parker, principal at Dr. Howard Fuller Academy. 

“Every single one of our students has experienced some kind of trauma. We want to give them access to resources to deal with it,” Parker said.

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