The Bridge Builders Leadership Council is a committed group of dedicated, hard-working and creative youth leaders who make change in the Greater Memphis community.

 

The Bridge Builders Leadership Council is a group of COLLABORATE level Bridge Builders from 7th-12th grade.  COLLABORATE students have the opportunity to apply for one of the 15 seats on the council. Members of the Bridge Builders Leadership Council work with BRIDGES staff, community leaders, and other youth to gather information, educate others, build commitment, promote BRIDGES and serve as a youth voice.  Members work as both student ambassadors and event planners. Every year, the students on the Leadership Council are asked to do the following during the year:

    • Public Speaking: Serve as a student ambassador at BRIDGES, your school, and community events
    • Student Recruiter: Create and implement recruitment strategies for your school
    • Social Media Guru: Develop marketing and social media tactics that help us reach more students
    • Facilitate:  Work monthly trainings with other Bridge Builders
    • Curriculum Development: Plan and facilitate conversations on “Hot Topics”
    • Meet for at least six hours every month

If you are interested in being on the council for the 2018 – 2019 school year the application is below.   The deadline to apply is Thursday August 9th by 5pm.



Grade starting in Fall 2018:
School attending in Fall 2018:



Please click the box of your Summer Conference 2018 color group:  Red/Ruby Blue/Sapphire Green/Emerald Purple/Amethyst Gold/Amber Orange/Citrine

Current Extra-Curricular Activities (including the hours of commitment each week):

There will be 12 - 15 diverse students on the Leadership Council. What are (2) challenges you see to working in a group this side? What talents will you bring to meet those challenges?

Please respond to the following essay prompts. Attach each essay separately.

Essay Section 1: Please explain why you are interested in becoming a member of the Leadership Council. What skills will you use in this experience? What would you like to gain from being on council?

Essay Section 2: The responsibilities of the Leadership Council include facilitating electives focused on current events and “hot button” issues. If you were given the chance to design one of these conversations what issue would you choose? Why is it important for Bridge Builders to discuss this topic? How would you make sure the conversation is inclusive of everyone and their diverse opinions and perspectives?

Recommendation: Please attach (2) letters of recommendation to this application below. The recommendations should cover the following areas:
• How long and in what capacity the recommender has known the student
• Discuss the student’s ability to show leadership abilities under challenges faced
• Provide evidence that the student has the determination and time to commit







I understand that completing this application does not guarantee selection for the Bridge Builders Leadership Council, and that the information presented here is true and accurate. I have read and understand the requirements for maintaining membership on the Bridge Builders Leadership Council.

If selected for the Bridge Builders Leadership Council, I understand that I am required to attend a Bridge Builders Leadership Board Parents/Guardians meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd, at 6:00pm.

Electronic Signature (Type your name to sign this form.)

I understand that completing this form does not guarantee selection of my student for the Bridge Builders Leadership Council. I have read the information provided by my son/ daughter on this form and can verify that it is true, accurate and complete.

If my son/daughter is selected for the Bridge Builders Leadership Council, I understand that I am required to attend a Bridge Builders Leadership Council Parent/Guardian with my son/daughter on Wednesday, August 22nd, at 6:00pm.

Electronic Signature (Type your name to sign this form.)