- Jana Elabiad
Bridge Builders Application Deadline
Attention all future and returning Bridge Builders! If you would like to apply to the Bridge Builders program this year, the application deadline is February 19. Bridge Builders COLLABORATE is a year-long leadership program for rising 7th-12th grade students. The program includes a one-week summer leadership conference and six trainings, electives, and community actions during the school year. The conference covers important topics in a fun way that keeps students engaged. To learn more about Bridge Builders click here.
Students will participate in one training, one elective, and one community action per semester in the school year. Due to Covid precautions, all events are currently virtual. If by next year the Covid situation comes to an end, rising juniors and seniors will stay during their summer conference at the University of Memphis. For more information, you can look at the Bridge Builders COLLABORATE flyer.
The Bridges Builders cohort at school encourages students to join. Ahmad Elabiad said, “The summer conference week is so long yet so short. You make long-lasting friendships with other students and even the facilitators.” Yasmeen Mannan said, “ I joined Bridges a little over two years ago and it has truly been a life-changing experience for me. I’ve been able to develop my leadership skills, interact with youth from all different backgrounds, and learn how to make a positive impact in my community. I would definitely recommend joining this amazing organization that will bring nothing but good into your life.”