NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, Bridge Builders CONNECT experiences for this Fall semester are currently offered as virtual learning opportunities. Please complete the CONNECT Needs Assessment Form to begin scheduling.

We will resume scheduled in-person experiences per the recommendation of the Shelby County Health Department.


Bridge Builders is one program with three levels of engagement, beginning with our dynamic CONNECT workshops and events. Our CONNECT experiences are designed to empower youth from across the Mid-South to build their personal strengths, explore how their personal identity impacts the community, and create real solutions to make their community stronger.

CONNECT workshops can be scheduled in 2- to 4-hour sessions for up to 100 students. Our team can come to you virtually or in-person. Groups are welcome to come to the Jim Boyd BRIDGES Center. For more information, please contact Tonya Reece, Bridge Builders CONNECT Manager, at treece@bridgesusa.org or 901-260-3774.