The Bridge Builders COLLABORATE application for the 2019-20 school year
will open Friday, Nov. 9, 2018! Check back then to apply!


Bridge Builders COLLABORATE is a year-long leadership program for rising 7th-12th grade students. The program includes a one-week summer leadership conference and six trainings and electives during the school year.

2019-2020 School Year Application Dates

Date Step
November 9 Application Opens
February 15 Early Application Deadline
March 1 Early Selection Notification*
April 12 Final Application Deadline
April 26 Final Selection Notification*
May 24 Final Enrollment Deadline

*IMPORTANT: Students selected for the program will be notified by email. Selected students must have their parent/guardian attend an orientation and pay their program fee to secure their placement. Program space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply and enroll early.


If you have a specific question about the Bridge Builders COLLABORATE program, you can contact your school sponsor. Don’t see your school in the list below? That means BRIDGES is looking for our next sponsor there! Please contact Bridge Builders Recruitment Specialist Freddy Dickerson with suggestions.

School Sponsor Name
Anna Julia Cooper Educational Services Rachel Lawson
Appling Middle School Stacey CarmichaelAmy Pintchuck
Arlington High School Melissa OwenShelley Pike
Arlington Middle School Pamela Burt
Barret's Chapel School Janae Scott-Robinson
Bartlett High School Marcy Ross
Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy Amanda Pearson / Miranda Reyes
Bellevue Middle School Kevin Malone / Montanique Abbeyea
Bluff City High School Stephanie Wortham
Bolton High School Shawna White
Bon Lin Middle School Rachel Mogy / Pendora Sumlar
Booker T. Washington High School Tecia Marshall
Briarcrest Christian High School Anne Marie Sterling
Center Hill High School Danielle Brown
Central High School Kimberly Gray / Tranese Nelms
Chickasaw Middle School Mary Alexander
Christ The King Lutheran School Angie Acerra
Christ Methodist Day School Dr. Bryan Williams / Nell Womack
Christian Brothers High School Br. Joel McGraw
City University School of Liberal Arts Marsha Wansley- Burch
Collierville High School Lesley Coleman
Collierville Middle School Ann Blake
Colonial Middle School Tivian Bernard / Clemmie West
Cordova High School Carmen Mott
Cordova Middle School Marquis Healey
Crosstown High School Ginger Spickler
Cummings Middle School Maria Austin
DeSoto Central High School Meghan Vaughan
Douglass High School Rita Wright
East High School Erika Banks
Elmore Park Middle School Rebecca Sherrod
Fairley High School Dr. Lane Fletcher
Freedom Preparatory Academy (High) Timberly Taylor
Germantown High School Wendy Willingham
Germantown Middle School Shenika Moore
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School Ellen Hendry
Hamilton High School Christina Cropper
Harding Academy of Memphis Melissa Canterbury
Havenview Middle School Teresa Tate / Myesha James
Hernando High School Anne Goss
Holy Rosary School Elyse Benton
Horn Lake High School Teresa McGuire
Humes Preparatory Academy Shaneika Loving
Hutchison Upper School LaTonya Faulkner
Hutchison Middle School Katie Sentilles
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Kearra Segarra
Kate Bond Middle School Maude Bryeans
Kingsbury High School Deitrick Love
Kingsbury Middle School Karyana Cunningham
KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School Adrian Smith
Lausanne Collegiate School Julie Cooper / Lisa Bailey / Samantha Douglas
Manassas High School Camillia Blackwell
Margolin Hebrew Academy Talya Tsuna
Maria Montessori School Rachael Grant
Maxine Smith STEAM Academy Yureka Pirtle
Melrose High School Crystal Harris
Memphis Academy of Health Sciences Tracey Gordon
Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering Marquita Wakefield
Memphis Business Academy Jade Thornton
Memphis Catholic High School Lolita Miller
Memphis University School Anne Burruss
Middle College High School Tamara Jones
Millington Central High School Georgette Farmer
Millington Middle School Christin Camphor
Mitchell High School Rodney Jackson
Munford High School Courtney Fee
Olive Branch High School Angela Burkes
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School Katie Holt
Our Lady of Sorrows Julie Long
Overton High School Danesha Ward
Pleasant View School Jennifer Cartwright-Alejo
Power Center Academy (High) Latonia Edwards
Presbyterian Day School Ross Spain
Ridgeway High School Regina Carter
Ridgeway Middle School Frankiettia Godwin
Snowden School Davis Falvey
Soulsville Charter School Dara Gonzales
Southaven High School Donna Jarnagin / Selena Baker
Southwest Early College High School Kimberly Mills
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School Meghan Kilkenny
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Brittany Foster
St. George's Independent School (Upper) Heidi Rubin de la Borbolla
St. George's Independent School (Middle) Amy Michalak
St. Mary's Episcopal School (Upper) Sandra Pitts
St. Mary's Episcopal School (Lower) Todd Love
St. Patrick Catholic School Tiffany Mobley
W.E.B. DuBois Charter School (Middle) Carol Mott-Miller
West Collierville Middle School Rachel Reich
West Memphis Jr. High School Sarah Sabin / Coach Hale / Brandy Sudbury
White Station High School Tamala Brown-MaloneCandace Smith
White Station Middle School Latrice Johnson
Whitehaven High School Traci Townsel
Wooddale High School Cheryl Rhea
Woodland Presbyterian School Angie Hackmeyer
Word of Faith Christian Academy Alaninco Watkins