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7th-8th Lynx Robotics Elective (11/03/2018)

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7th-12th Fall Training (11/06/2018)

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7th-12th Facing History Teach-In Community Action & Elective (11/08/2018)

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CANCELED 7th-8th Memphis Kids in Nature Elective (11/10/2018)

7th-12th America Recycles Day Community Action (11/10/2018)

9th-12th LITE Memphis Community Action & Elective (11/10/2018)

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7th-12th TeamBRIDGES Climbing / Rappelling Elective (11/14/2018)

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7th-12th Liz Murray Speech Elective (11/15/2018)

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7th-12th Fall Training (11/17/2018)

7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

7th-12th Fall Training (11/17/2018)

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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

7th-12th Alley Clean Up Community Action (11/18/2018)

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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

7th-12th Fall Training (11/21/2018)

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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

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7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action! (11/17/2018-11/25/2018)

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9th-12th Alumni Networking Elective (11/27/2018)

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7th-12th Crosstown Arts Open House Elective (11/30/2018)

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10th-12th Advocating for Sexual Health Education Community Action (12/1/2018)

9th-12th LITE Memphis Community Action & Elective (12/01/2018)

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Fall TRAINING opportunities for 7th-12th graders:

Tuesday, November 6th 4:30pm-7:30pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th. St., 38105) 125 spots available

Saturday, November 17th 9:00am-12:00pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 100 spots available

Saturday, November 17th 1:30pm-4:30pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 100 spots available

Wednesday, November 21st 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.

 

ELECTIVE opportunities:

Saturday, November 3rd 10:00am-12:00pm

7th-8th Lynx Robotics Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)

This workshop will allow students to learn, through a hands on experience, the core ideas involved in the STEM fields. In teams, Bridge Builders will work together to practice their problem-solving skills and learn how to overcome obstacles in creative ways. 20 spots available.

CANCELED Saturday, November 10th 8:30am-3:30pm

CANCELED 7th-8th Memphis Kids in Nature Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)

Students will visit Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park where they will take part in a nature walk and learn about the different wildlife who live in the park. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. 20 spots available.

Wednesday, November 14th 5:00pm-7:00pm

 7th-12th TeamBRIDGES Climbing / Rappelling Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)

This workshop will include supervision and instruction by professional staff on the BRIDGES outdoor High Ropes Course. Participants will have an opportunity to rappel, using ropes and harnesses, off the side of BRIDGES using techniques taught by the staff. Participants will also have an opportunity to climb the rock wall throughout the workshop. We require participants to wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that allows you to move around freely. 25 spots available.

 Thursday, November 15th 5:30pm-7:00pm

 7th-12th Liz Murray Speech Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)

Activist and author Liz Murray will speak about her experience overcoming homelessness in New York City and earning a spot at Harvard. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join. 40 student spots and 40 parent/guardian spots available.

Tuesday, November 27th 6:00pm-8:00pm

9th-12th Alumni Networking Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)

Students will participate in a round-robin networking event to meet Bridge Builders alumni and hear about how they are using their BB skills in their present work. 40 spots available.

Friday, November 30th 6:00pm-8:00pm

7th-12th Crosstown Arts Open House Elective at Crosstown Arts (1350 Concourse Ave. Suite 280, 38104)

Come check out Crosstown Arts’ new space in Crosstown Concourse. Exciting activities will be happening in all spaces, and attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the resident artist studios. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. 40 spots available.

 

COMMUNITY ACTION opportunities:

Thursday, November 8th 5:30pm-8:30pm

7th-12th Facing History Teach-In Community Action & Elective at White Station High School (514 S. Perkins Rd., 38117

In this community teach-in, Facing History Student Leaders will facilitate small group discussions about how we can find our common humanity and strengthen democracy together. Drawing on lessons from history and today, participants will explore how we can bridge divisions and foster conversations where diverse viewpoints can be shared. DINNER PROVIDED. 40 spots available.

Saturday, November 10th 9:30am-12:00pm

7th-12th America Recycles Day Community Action at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)

Bridge Builders will join the University of Memphis River Warriors to clean up McKellar Lake in honor of America Recycles Day. Students will meet at BRIDGES and will travel by bus to the worksite. Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Please bring a reusable water bottle. 75 spots available.

Saturday, November 10th 12:00pm-5:00pm

9th-12th LITE Memphis Community Action & Elective at Crews Center for Entrepreneurship (3618 Walker Ave., 38111)

LUNCH PROVIDED. Are you interested in leading change in Memphis on an issue that you are passionate about? Participate in this workshop where you will learn what it takes to start your own non-profit or campaign! The workshop will also be a competition. 30 spots available.

Saturday, November 10th 2:00pm-4:30pm

7th-12th Interfaith Community Action at Multinational Ministries (815 Jackson Ave., 38112)

Bridge Builders will interact with youth in MNM’s after-school program while decorating for their holiday celebration. 30 spots available.

Saturday, November 17th – Sunday, November 25th

7th-12th Choose Your Own Community Action at various locations

We know there are lots of service opportunities around Thanksgiving and want to encourage our students to seek those out and give back during the holiday. All students signed up for this event will be emailed criteria and instructions by 5pm on Nov 10. 100 spots available.

Sunday, November 18th 2:00pm-4:30pm

7th-12th Alley Clean Up Community Action (1098 Forrest Ave. Memphis, TN 38105)

Bridge Builders will work with neighborhood residents to clean up alleys between Forrest St and North Parkway. 30 spots available.

Saturday, December 1st 12:00pm – 5:00pm

9th-12th LITE Memphis Community Action & Elective at Crews Center for Entrepreneurship (3618 Walker Ave., 38111)

 LUNCH PROVIDED. Are you interested in leading change in Memphis on an issue that you are passionate about? Participate in this workshop where you will learn what it takes to start your own non-profit or campaign! The workshop will also be a competition. 30 spots available.

Saturday, December 1st 9:00am – noon

10th-12th Advocating for Sexual Health Education Community Action (600 Jefferson Ave., 38105)

Experiencing a new comprehensive sexual health education by LeBonheur specifically their interactive lesson on dating violence and gender and sexuality modules led by Residents. Bridge Builders must have parents consent forms signed in order to attend. 40 spots available