Events for January 31, 2019
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SPRING TRAINING opportunities for 7th-12th graders:
Saturday, January 26th 9:00am-12:00pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th. St., 38105) 125 spots available
Tuesday, January 29th 4:30pm-7:30pm at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) 125 spots available
Bridge Builders will develop unique connections with each other through communication and team building activities.
Tuesday, January 8th 5:00pm-7:00pm
7th-9th Stem4Fem Elective – FEMALE STUDENTS ONLY at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38104)
Join STEM4fem for an exciting workshop where you will complete fun STEM challenges with new people and learn about how STEM can be used to benefit the community. You will also meet and interact with STEM professionals to gain more insight into different careers and opportunities. 30 spots available.
Wednesday, January 9th 6:45pm-9:00pm
7th-12th And Then They Came For Us Film Elective at Brooks Museum (1934 Poplar Ave., 38104)
Join Facing History & Ourselves for a film screening and discussion around constitutional rights. 25 spots available.
Tuesday, January 15th 5:45pm-7:00pm
7th-12th Cloud901 Video Lab Elective at Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., 38111)
Students will get hands-on experience using Green Screen Techniques in video making. 15 spots available.
Tuesday, January 15th 4:00pm-6:00pm
9th-12th Sports, Social Justice, & Dr King Roundtable Elective at Clayborn Temple (294 Hernando St., 38127)
Join the Memphis Grizzlies and RISE Academy for a discussion around the intersection of sports and social justice. Participants will be challenged to identify how they can drive change in their communities by tapping into their own power/influence. 30 spots available.
Wednesday, January 16th 6:45pm-9:00pm
7th-12th America Divided: “Whose History?” Film Elective at Brooks Museum (1934 Poplar Ave., 38104)
Join Facing History & Ourselves for a film screening and discussion about Memphis’ and Tennessee’s legacies of racism. 25 spots available.
Saturday, January 26th 1:30pm-3:30pm
7th-12th Intergenerational Ropes Course Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Students and parents/guardians are invited to try out our indoor challenge course together. Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED, and please wear comfortable clothing. Students and parents/guardians must attend together. 20 student spots and 20 parent/guardian spots available.
Thursday, January 31st 4:30pm-7:00pm
7th-12th On My Own Financial Stability Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Partnering with UT Extension, you will experience a real world situation and then apply this experience to your own lives. This event will be facilitated by the Bridge Builders Leadership Council. 100 spots available.
COMMUNITY ACTION opportunities:
Saturday, January 19th 10:30am-12:30pm
9th-12th Interfaith Community Action with India Cultural Center & Temple (12005 US-64, 38028)
Bridge Builders and the Indian Youth Association will learn about Hinduism and work together to complete a service project for ICCT. 20 spots available.
Monday, January 21st 8:15am-11:00am
7th-12th MLK Day Community Action – Shift 1 at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) *Bridge Builders will provide buses pickup from BRIDGES and drop off at Tires in Trails off Lamar and return to BRIDGES.
Bridge Builders will work with Memphis City Beautiful to clean up tires and trash in Tires in Trails off Lamar to prepare for building the world’s longest recycled tire trail. Closed-toe shoes and warm clothing are REQUIRED. Please bring a refillable water bottle. 100 spots available.
Monday, January 21st 9:45am-12:30pm
7th-12th MLK Day Community Action – Shift 2 at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105) *Bridge Builders will provide buses pickup from BRIDGES and drop off at Tires in Trails off Lamar and return to BRIDGES.
Saturday, January 26th 9:00am-12:00pm
10th-12th Advocating for Sexual Health Education Community Action at 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 parent consent forms signed in order to attend. 25 spots available.
Saturday, January 26th 3:00pm-6:00pm
9th-12th Survivor Power Coffee Hour Community Action at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Hosted by the Memphis Against Sexual Harassment and Assault cohort, this event intends to be a safe space for survivors and to raise youth awareness of sexual violence. 30 spots available.
7th-12th Youth Ignite Community Action & Elective at BRIDGES (477 N. 5th St., 38105)
Youth Ignite Memphis is a youth led event. Youth from all over the city present their ideas to an audience of 200-300 Memphis youth, community leaders and key stakeholders on how they can help create real change in the Greater Memphis community. Community organizations will have booths setup for first portion. Then students will listen to youth pitches from youth to help decide who will receive funding. 150 spots available.