The Bridge Builders Leadership Board is a committed group of dedicated, hard-working and creative youth leaders who make change in the Greater Memphis community. Members of the Bridge Builders Leadership Board work with BRIDGES staff, community leaders, and other youth to gather information, educate others, build commitment, promote BRIDGES and serve as a youth voice.

2017-18 Bridge Builders Leadership Board:
Carrington Body, 11th grade, White Station High School
Taelen Boyd, 12th grade, Hollis F. Price High School
Analyse Capodiferro, 12th grade, Houston High School
Zahra Chowdhury, 8th grade, Pleasant View School
Taylor Gladney, 12th grade, Bolton High School
Amaya Gray, 12th grade, White Station High School
Carolyn Lane, 12th grade, St. George’s Independent School
Bennett Matson, 12th grade, St. George’s Independent School
Garrett McFadden, 11th grade, Christian Brothers High School
Alexa Pangonas, 11th grade, St. Benedict at Auburndale
Charles Patterson, 11th grade, Christian Brothers High School
Daniel Peoples, 8th grade, Grizzlies Prep
Jada Powell, 11th grade, Ridgeway High
Rebecca Price, 12th grade, Lausanne Collegiate School
Priscilla Ramirez, 12th grade, Horn Lake High School
Navy Smith, 11th grade, White Station High School
Destiny Sobotka, 12th grade, Center Hill High School
Emille Taylor, 11th grade, White Station High School
Bridget Weldon, 11th grade, St. Agnes Academy
Nicholas Winkler, 11th grade, Bartlett High School

The Bridge Builders Leadership Board is the student body government of Bridge Builders. All 7th-12th grade COLLABORATE students have the opportunity to apply for one of the 20 seats on the board. Members work as both student ambassadors and event planners. Every year, the students on the Leadership Board:

    • Public Speaking: Serve as a student ambassador at BRIDGES, your school, and community events
    • Student Recruiter: Create and implement recruitment strategies for your school
    • Social Media Guru: Develop marketing and social media tactics that help us reach more students
    • Curriculum Development: Plan and facilitate conversations on “Hot Topics”
    • Event Planning: Plan and execute large-scale events
    • Meet for at least six hours every month