Brothers at Peace is a non-profit organization created to provide care, recreation, and enriching programs to youth 18 years and younger. We are an organization of men and women that aim to nurture potential, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility that will build a community where young people are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit.
We offer life-changing relationships with urban youth that includes comprehensive solutions to address the issues faced by urban kids by empowering young people to become leaders and productive citizens. Brothers at Peace serves as a safe haven filled with love, hope, and opportunity for at-risk young men.
Through education, health and wellness, economic empowerment, and leadership development, Brothers at Peace Youth Initiative is committed to providing positive role models, advocates, and trusted advisors to young boys and men throughout the country.
With a comprehensive curriculum and training opportunities, Brothers at Peace works diligently to promote self-sufficiency to break the cycle of generational misfortunes. It is the goal of the organization to leave a legacy that will shape the lives of the youth and communities we serve.
About Our Founder and Executive Director, Ronald Scott:
A native son, Ronald Scott, born in New Orleans, is a business executive, entrepreneur, and community activist that knows all too well the importance of a male figure being present in the lives of young people. At the age of seven, Ronald’s mother was killed in a car accident leaving behind his father to nurture and raise him. He went from living a decent childhood to having no access to basic necessities like running hot water and the ability to bathe every day. After the death of his mother, Ronald moved to the Westbank and lived in a one-bedroom apartment in a poverty-stricken neighborhood.
Violence surrounded him daily and he witnessed someone being shot to death by the age of fourteen. Although his environment showed no promise, Ronald was determined to transcend the circumstances and set out on a path to future success.
A graduate of Nicholls State University, Ronald began a career path that would eventually lead him back to his passion to make a difference in the lives of young boys and men. Ronald founded Brothers at Peace as a way to honor his mother and to thank his father for instilling in him the core values of family and community as well as to change the narrative about young boys and men with sensitivity to young boys and men of color. In every effort to shift the dialog and provide young people with an outlet to feel safe and learn life skills, Brothers at Peace believes in the comprehensive young person instilling in each member the capacity to show love and be loved, to give respect to get respect and to be empathic to the environment and those in it.
Through mentorship, education, health and wellness, economic empowerment, and leadership development, Brothers at Peace is committed to providing positive role models, advocates, and trusted advisors to young boys and men throughout the country.
Ronald is married to his lovely wife, Ashley, and they have one beautiful daughter and three handsome sons.