We’re sorry, the application deadline for Bridge Builders COLLABORATE has passed. Please check back in late 2019 to apply for our 2020-2021 program year!


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
American Way Middle School Marquis Healey / Gloria Anderson
Anna Julia Cooper Educational Services Rachel Lawson
Appling Middle School Stacey CarmichaelAmy Pintchuck
Arlington High School Melissa OwenShelley Pike
Arlington Middle School Pamela Burt
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 Natasha Medford
Bon Lin Middle School Rachel Mogy / Pendora Sumlar
Booker T. Washington High School Tecia Marshall
Bornblum Jewish Community School Genie Stringer
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 / Hallie Ross
Colonial Middle School Tivian Bernard / Clemmie West
Crosstown High School Ginger Spickler
Cummings Middle School Maria Austin
De La Salle Elementary School Michelle Webster
DeSoto Central High School Meghan Vaughan
Douglass High School Rita Wright
East High School Erika Banks
Fairley High School Dr. Lane Fletcher
Freedom Preparatory Academy (High) Timberly Taylor
Freedom Preparatory Academy (Middle-Millbranch) Jasmin McKenzie / Jenice Davis
Germantown High School Wendy Willingham
Germantown Middle School Shenika Moore
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School Ellen Hendry
Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School Ashley Adams
Hamilton High School Christina Cropper
Harding Academy of Memphis Melissa Canterbury
Havenview Middle School Teresa Tate
Hernando High School Anne Goss
Hernando Middle School Meredith Quinn / Lorrie Brazier
Hollis F. Price Middle College High School Chaundra Boddie
Holy Rosary School Elyse Benton
Houston High School Meredith Holden / Amanda Freeman
Houston Middle School Carla Christian / Diana Lang
Hutchison Upper School LaTonya Faulkner
Hutchison Middle School Katie Sentilles
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School Keara Segara / Jan Kaplan
Kate Bond Middle School Maude Bryeans
Kingsbury High School Deitrick Love
Kingsbury Middle School Alexandria Anderson
KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School Adrian Smith
KIPP Memphis Collegiate Middle School Nansa Catchings
Lakeland Middle Preparatory School Misty Manthe
Lausanne Collegiate School Julie Cooper / Lisa Bailey / Samantha Douglas
Lewisburg High School Alana Carlisle / Beth Morgan
Manassas High School Rodney Lomax
Margolin Hebrew Academy Talya Tsuna
Maria Montessori School Rachael Grant
Maxine Smith STEAM Academy Yureka Pirtle
Melrose High School Kristopher Davis
Memphis Academy of Health Sciences Middle School Erica Jackson
Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering Marquita Wakefield
Memphis Business Academy Jade Thornton
Memphis Catholic High School Lolita Miller
Memphis University School Joe Abrahams / Steven Johanson / Pete Sanders 
Middle College High School Tamara Jones
Millington Central High School Georgette Farmer
Millington Middle School Kaylin Greganti
Mt. Pisgah Middle School Angela Sanders
Munford High School Angela HuffmanCourtney 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
Presbyterian Day School Ross Spain
Ridgeway High School Regina Carter
Ridgeway Middle School Frankiettia Godwin
Sherwood Middle School Shannon Foster
Snowden School Sarah Morse
Soulsville Charter School Lauren McCain
Southaven High School Donna Jarnagin / Selena Baker
Southwest Early College High School Kimberly Mills
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School Meghan Kilkenny
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School Martha Burke / Chris Burke
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) Katherine House
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 / Lafair Hale / Brandy Sudbury
White Station High School Tamala Brown-MaloneCandace Smith
White Station Middle School Latrice Johnson
Whitehaven High School Traci Townsel
Woodland Presbyterian School Angie Hackmeyer
Word of Faith Christian Academy Alaninco Watkins