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7th – 12th A Peace of My Mind Elective (1/30/17)

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7th-12th MASHA Task Force Community Action (02/04/2017)

9th-12th ACT Workshop/College Readiness Elective (02/04/2017)

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7th-12th Youth and Police Relations Focus Group Community Action (02/07/2017)

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7th-12th Spring Training (02/11/2017)

7th-12th Spring Training (02/11/2017)

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7th-12th Girl Rising Screening + Discussion Elective (02/16/2017)

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7th-12th Youth and Police Relations Focus Group Community Action (02/18/2017)

7th-12th Youth and Police Relations Focus Group Community Action (02/18/2017)

7th-12th Ballet Memphis Elective (02/18/2017)

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7th-12th Wildflower Blight Community Action (02/19/2017)

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7th-12th Spring Training (02/22/2017)

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7th – 12th Amy Walter Speacker Elective (02/23/2017)

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7th – 12th FUSION Elective (02/24/17) $5 in advance or $7 at door

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CANCELLED 7th-12th Youth and Police Community Action (02/25/2017)

7th – 12th Art Family Day Elective (2/25/17)

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Spring TRAINING opportunities for 7th-12th graders:
Saturday, February 11th  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.

Saturday, February 11th  1:30pm-4:30pm 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.

Wednesday, February 22nd 4:30pm-7:30pm 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, February 4th 2:00pm-4:00pm
9th-12th ACT Workshop/College Readiness Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Free ACT workshop. A professional ACT tutor will be giving out testing strategies and going over a complete ACT test.  50 spots available

Thursday, February 16th 4:30pm-7:30pm
7th-12th Girl Rising Screening & Discussion at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
“Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide.” Join us for a screening of this powerful film and to discuss ways to get involved right here in Memphis. 80 spots available

Saturday, February 18th 1:30pm-4:00pm
7th-12th Ballet Memphis Elective at Playhouse on the Square
Ballet Memphis presents Places Beyond, a journey from places of the heart to places far out of reach. 15 spots available

COMMUNITY ACTION opportunities:

Saturday, February 4th 11:00am-2:00pm
7th-12th Memphis Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (MASHA) Task Force 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! 30 spots available

Tuesday. February 7th 4:30pm-6:30pm
7th-12th Youth and Police Relations Focus Group at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Youth and Police Relations CHANGE cohort would like you to participate in a quick interview about your personal experience with police. Your idea about how we can mend the relationship between both youth and police here in Memphis. Your answers will be taken into account and used in a curriculum that both the youth and police will participate in to help address the issues that are present in the greater Memphis Community. 40 spots available.

Saturday. February 18th 9:00am-11:00am
7th-12th Youth and Police Relations Focus Group at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Youth and Police Relations CHANGE cohort would like you to participate in a quick interview about your personal experience with police. Your idea about how we can mend the relationship between both youth and police here in Memphis. Your answers will be taken into account and used in a curriculum that both the youth and police will participate in to help address the issues that are present in the greater Memphis Community. 40 spots available.

Saturday. February 18th 12:00pm-2:00pm
7th-12th Youth and Police Relations Focus Group at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Youth and Police Relations CHANGE cohort would like you to participate in a quick interview about your personal experience with police. Your idea about how we can mend the relationship between both youth and police here in Memphis. Your answers will be taken into account and used in a curriculum that both the youth and police will participate in to help address the issues that are present in the greater Memphis Community. 40 spots available.

Saturday, February 18th 2:00pm-4:30pm
7th-12th On My Own Financial Stability at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Partnering with UT Extension, you will experience a financial real world situation and then apply this experience to economic disparity and systemic oppression. 120 spots available

Sunday, February 19th 2:00pm-4:00pm
7th-12th Wildflower Bight at Carnes Community Garden (916 J.W. Williams Ln, 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, February 25th 9:30am-12:30pm
7th-12th Youth and Police for Community at Raleigh Community Center (3678 Powers Rd., 38128)
To make our community stronger, we need young people and police to come together. During the workshop, you will have a chance to break down barriers between youth and police and develop ideas on how we can work together for our community. 30 spots available