To sign up for any of the opportunities listed below, click here.

Fall TRAINING opportunities for 7th-12th graders:
Thursday, December 8th 4:30pm-7:30pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 100 spots available
Saturday, December 10th 9:00am-12:00pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 100 spots available
Saturday, December 10th 1:30pm-4:30pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 100 spots available
Monday, December 19th 9:00am-12:00pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 100 spots available
Bridge Builders will develop unique connections with each other through communication and team building activities.

 

ELECTIVE opportunities:
Saturday, December 10th 10:00am-3:00pm
9th-11th LITE Elective & Community Action at Crew Center for Entrepreneurship (3618 Walker Ave., 38111)
Are you interested in leading change in Memphis on an issue that you are passionate about? Participate in this  workshop where you will learn what it takes to start your own non-profit or campaign right now! This workshop will also be competition. The students who come up with the best ideas will be chosen to become LITE’s finalist and will receive support to make their projects happen! 25 spots available

Sunday, December 11th 3:00pm-6:00pm
7th-12th World of Traditions Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Created and organized by Bridge Builders Leadership Board, the event’s workshops focus on educating young people in grades 7-12 about the rich and diverse holiday traditions around the world. 100 spots available.

Thursday, December 15th 4:45pm-6:00pm
7th-12th Cloud 901 Coding Elective at Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., 38111)
Bridge Builders will work with the Cloud901 staff in learning how to write code.  35 spots available

 

COMMUNITY ACTION opportunities:
Saturday, December 10th 7:00am-9:15am
7th-12th Neighborhood Christian Center Christmas Baskets at NCC (4450 S Mendenhall Rd. Suite 200)
Neighborhood Christian Centers will provide Christmas Food Baskets to 10,000 families in need. Each basket will be filled with enough food to feed a family of four for up to four days! Come and join us in assembling these meal boxes. 30 spots available.

Saturday, December 10th 9:00am-11:15am
7th-12th Neighborhood Christian Center Christmas Baskets at NCC (4450 S Mendenhall Rd. Suite 200)
Neighborhood Christian Centers will provide Christmas Food Baskets to 10,000 families in need. Each basket will be filled with enough food to feed a family of four for up to four days! Come and join us in assembling these meal boxes. 30 spots available.

Saturday, December 10th 2:00pm-4:00pm
7th-12th Memphis Against Sexual Harassment and Assault Taskforce at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Youth organizers with Bridge Builders CHANGE are excited to work with Bridge Builders who are passionate about addressing sexual harassment and assault of youth within Memphis. This task force will learn about current efforts, gather their collective knowledge on this problem and develop solutions to addressing this issue. The ideas created during this task force meeting will continue to be worked on for the rest of the year by youth organizers at Bridge Builders CHANGE and YOU if you choose to stay involved! 25 spots available.

Sunday, December 11th 2:00pm-4:00pm
7th-12th WildFlower Blight Community Action at Carnes Community Garden (916 J.W.Williams Ln. Memphis, TN 38105 )
Working with the Blight Initiative, you will help develop 3 wildflower gardens and painting abandoned houses into murals. These wildflower garden will become a home for the endangered monarch butterflies and simultaneously help raise property values.  50 spots available

Saturday, December 17th 9:00am-12:00pm
7th-12th Memphis River Warriors Clean UP at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
The Memphis River Warriors from the University of Memphis are excited for Bridge Builders to help address pollution inequalities in our city! During this community action, you will learn about environmental justice in Memphis and go to and participate in a trash-petition to help clean up an area that is burdened by many of our cities environmental burdens. Wear tennis shoes and clothes you can get dirty. 100 spots available.

Saturday, December 17th 10:30am-12:00pm
7th-12th Caroling at Parkview Senior Home (1914 Poplar Ave., 38104)
Come join us for caroling at Parkview Senior Home. 30 spots available.

Saturday, December 17th 1:15pm-3:15pm
7th-12th Caroling at Trezevant Manor (177 N. Highland St., 38111)
Come join us for caroling at Trezevant Manor Assisted Living. 30 spots available.

Sunday, December 18th 2:00pm-4:00pm
7th-12th WildFlower Blight Community Action at Carnes Community Garden (916 J.W.Williams Ln. Memphis, TN 38105 )
Working with the Blight Initiative, you will help develop 3 wildflower gardens and painting abandoned houses into murals. These wildflower garden will become a home for the endangered monarch butterflies and simultaneously help raise property values.  50 spots available

Monday, December 19th 9:30am-11:30am
7th-12th Caroling at Kirby Pines Retirement Home (3535 Kirby Rd., 38115)
Come join us for caroling at Kirby Pines Retirement Home. 30 spots available.

Monday, December 19th 10:00am-1:00pm
7th-12th Food Kitchen and Clothes Pantry at First Congressional Church (1000 Cooper St., 38104)
Opportunity to provide service to First Congo by volunteering in their food kitchen to serve food and eat with their clients, as well as assisting in their clothes pantry. There will be an opportunity to receive a tour of the facility and to make craft Christmas gifts for First Congo clients. 40 spots available. NOTE: Meet at the front door on Cooper labeled “Congo Cafe”.