Bridge Builders YOUnified Event Unites Area Youth

Posted by knetzler on Aug 01, 2016

On Friday, August 5, more than 2,000 area middle and high school students will gather at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium’s Tiger Lane for the fourth annual Bridge Builders YOUnified youth festival, presented by ServiceMaster.

Designed to unite diverse youth from across the Mid-South in a positive and fun environment, the event will include a community action fair featuring more than 30 local organizations and a large-scale, interactive art project facilitated by the Memphis College of Art. Students will also participate in group games, play bubble soccer, climb a 24-foot rock wall, and enjoy a giant water slide. Food trucks, live performances from local artists and cultural groups, and a glow-stick dance party are also planned.

WHAT: Bridge Builders YOUnified youth festival

WHO: Approximately 2,000 Bridge Builders students and other Memphis-area youth

WHEN: Friday, August 5, from 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: Tiger Lane at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Members of the media are invited to attend for photo opportunities and interviews. BRIDGES staff and Bridge Builders students will be made available. Please email BRIDGES Director of Communications Kat Netzler or call 901.260.3714.

To gain access to the event, press will need to enter Tiger Lane from Southern Ave. and park in the Volunteer/Vendor parking lot. Media representatives are asked to check in outside the East entrance of the Pipkin Building to receive credentials.

BRIDGES, the premier youth leadership development and diversity appreciation organization in the Mid-South region, serves more than 5,000 students each year through its CONNECT, COLLABORATE, and CHANGE programs. Its mission is to unite and inspire diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate regardless of school affiliation, socioeconomic status, or racial or religious background.