• Good youth programs are informative. Great ones are transformative.

    We bring together diverse youth from all backgrounds across the Greater Memphis area and transform them into confident and courageous leaders.

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    "Just because you're different from someone, that doesn't mean you shouldn't acknowledge and embrace those differences, because the differences are what makes our community our community. —A Bridge Builders COLLABORATE program participant

  • Great leaders aren’t born. They’re built.

    We bring together diverse youth from all backgrounds across the Greater Memphis area and transform them into confident and courageous leaders.

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    I learned that it doesn’t matter what race you are—you can become a leader against racism. —A Bridge Builders CONNECT workshop participant

  • Good leaders change minds. Great programs change entire communities.

    We bring together diverse youth from all backgrounds across the Greater Memphis area and transform them into confident and courageous leaders.

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    Bridge Builders CHANGE has given me the tools to be an ambassador to my fellow youth, and to let them know that no matter how old, little or inexperienced we may be, we can still make a positive influence. —A Bridge Builders CHANGE intern

Bridge Builders programs transform young people in countless ways, and the result is a growing community of young leaders poised to reach across, lead the way, and build our community. Bridge Builders is open to students in grades 6-12, providing three different pathways for young people to engage.

Connect

Workshops and Field Trips

For students in grades 6-12. Participate in one-time events and workshops through Bridge Builders CONNECT programming. This allows students to experience the Bridge Builders program by engaging in meaningful topics through active, hands-on activities.

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Collaborate

Year-Round Program

For students in grades 7-12. Get ready to explore, bond and transform. Youth are empowered to apply what they have learned to improve their neighborhoods, schools and communities.

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Change

Internships

For select students in grades 8-12. Led by youth, for youth, this social change initiative provides the training resources and support young people need to lead a major community improvements. Commit 6-9 hours each week during the school year and make real change happen.

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“Give us a group; we’ll give you a team.”

Team BRIDGES

Team Building

Team BRIDGES is the premier team building group in the Mid-South, providing team building support for Bridge Builders programs and a variety of external organizations that range from nonprofits, corporations, faith-based groups, schools, colleges and universities.

Team Building & Climbing

Adventure

Team BRIDGES provides experiences in the air and on the ground, on a wall and in the classroom, indoors and out, all designed to transform everyone—even the adults—who comes through the doors.

How We Build Teams