BRIDGES helps youth find their voice, experience their power and build diverse relationships in order to create strong lives and make Memphis a better place to live, work and play.

Though we’re all currently observing Mayor Strickland’s Safer at Home Order and working remotely, our Bridge Builders, AmeriCorps service members, Shelby County Youth Council members and staff are still hard at work creating opportunities for youth to reach across, lead the way and build our communities.


25th MLK Day of Service

Come spend a Day ON with us! Bridge Builders and BRIDGES AmeriCorps Members are hosting high school and middle school MLK Day of Service workshops on January 18th, 11:00am – 1:30pm.

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Virtual Youth Town Hall

The Shelby County Youth Council, in collaboration with Shelby County, are holding their Virtual Youth Town Hall onSaturday, November 14 from 11AM-1PM.

The Virtual Youth Town Hall will be an experience for the youth of Shelby County to get informed through educated workshops and listen to diverse perspectives and community concerns. By creating an equitable and safe space for youth, the SCYC wants elected officials to gain insight on concerns from youths’ perspectives and construct a plan to fix it.


BRIDGES is collaborating with Facing History and Ourselves Memphis to create a virtual space where middle and high school-aged youth can build a community of healing and discover their civic agency together.

During this virtual event, youth will learn new methods of identifying and combating everyday and systematic racism, and effective self-healing and self-care practices.


Finding Your Voice: This COLLABORATE Spring training focuses on helping students learn more about themselves, find their voice and practice public speaking. (Zoom Meeting)  20 slots available for each

Tuesday, April 21st   4p – 5:10p

Thursday, April 23rd   4p – 5:10p

Saturday, April 25th 2p – 3:10p

Saturday, April 25th 10:30a – 11:40a


Treat Yourself: An experience designed to help students relax while teaching them to build a self-care home regimen. (Zoom Meeting) 15 spots available 

Thursday, April 23rd   2p – 3:30p

Friday, April 24th   2p – 3:30p

Tuesday April 28th   2p – 3:30p


Quaran-Tea Time: Team BRIDGES hosts an hour of virtual games and challenges providing a fun opportunity to connect with peers during this quarantine season. (Zoom Meeting)  30 spots available

Wednesday, April 22nd   1p – 2p

Iris Orchestra Virtual Concert: listen and interact with the orchestra with fellow Bridge Builders (Zoom Meeting) 20 spots available

Friday, April 24th 11a – noon


Music Lounge: Need to zone out to good tunes and connect with your Bridge Builders (Zoom Meeting) 30 spots available

Friday, April 24th 7p – 8p