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.

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:

  • Plan (at least) three events for their fellow students, including World of Traditions and Fun Nights
  • Take leadership roles for special projects, like storytelling
  • Meet for at least six hours every month
  • Attend one orientation with the BRIDGES staff and subsequent training throughout the year after summer conference

Bridge Builders Leadership Board is open to any student, grades 7-12 currently enrolled in Bridge Builders COLLABORATE.



The 2016-2017 Bridge Builders Leadership Board