BRAVE is a non-profit charitable organization that works towards transforming inner-city landscapes by empowering urban youth
through music, digital media, and performing arts.
BRAVE seeks to provide a creative outlet for children and teenagers. BRAVE is an acronym declaring to “Bypass Restrictions and Victoriously Excel.” It is our mission to cultivate resilience and confidence in each of our students so that they may live by the BRAVE declaration. BRAVE is dedicated to creating positive, life-changing experiences through the education of music, media, and the arts.
BRAVE provides free courses and mentorship educating the students on videography and film production, music production, drama, dance, voice, and much more. BRAVE is staffed by a well-versed team of capable professionals who work hard to nurture these gifts within the students. BRAVE leverages our student’s innate talents and elevates the next generation of performers and creatives by providing audiences, venues, special performance opportunities, and platforms to display their hard work and progress. BRAVE’s trailblazing programs and events help educate and guide our youth toward planning and achieving responsible goals for their future.
Meet The Founder
Briah “BreezGoldz” Golder, born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, began playing drums at the age of 12 years old. Briah played drum set through high school, and recorded her first album at the age of 16, during her senior year. Briah graduated and went on to obtain her Bachelors degree in criminal justice and psychology from The University of Alabama, and following that she returned home to complete her Juris doctorate at Indiana University McKinney School of Law.
Despite Briah’s educational accolades, she has always maintained her passion and desire for music and the arts. Briah has played on many stages worldwide behind artists such as Bobby Valentino, KeKe Wyatt, Lil Wayne, Fred Hammond, and many more. In 2018, Briah founded a non-profit music and performing arts education organization for inner-city kids in Indianapolis called BRAVE which stands for, Bypassing Restrictions and Victoriously Excelling. Briah seeks to share her gifts and experiences with future generations in hopes of helping them to cultivate and follow their creative dreams.
ALEX, 9TH GRADE
BRAVE has shown me different ways to solve school problems and problems in life without getting angry. I love the music classes because it’s something different and something that I didn’t know I would really like. When BRAVE would come to the center for music class, I would always get excited. I got to write my own song and I got to play music, which helped me stay calm and made my day better.
JAMES, 4TH GRADE
Hi, I’m James. I’m also 10 years old. I’m a part of a drum program called BRAVE. I always wanted to play drums but I was never that good. This program has all types of drums and helps me to learn and be better. They also help me with my homework after school. It has helped me because I wanted to be better on drums, and my skills on communication. The leaders respect me and push me to chase my dreams. They are 100% the nest. Everyone supports Everybody. That’s my story about BRAVE.
JUNE, 6TH GRADE
My mother found BRAVE and decided it would be a great program for me. She knew I enjoyed dancing and creating dances on my own. BRAVE has made me grow in dance. Also, they have taught me about music theory, drum corps, dance history, and other forms of dance I didn’t know about. BRAVE is very helpful and the program always makes me feel comfortable and happy.