Bridge Builders seeks to empower youth with values, attitudes, and strategies necessary to thrive in school, at home, in the community, and in the workplace by exposing them to (1) Success Roles, (2) Role Models, and (3) Mentors.
The target population is African American High School males from King-Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science and Lynwood High School. Bridge Builders plan to serve more students, provide more comprehensive incentive field trips, and provide for program measurement and evaluation.
"The first time a Black man gave me a book, it was a man from this organization. It is so important for our men to sow into our community.”
“It gives us hope, and makes me work harder when I see so many accomplished African American men investing in me, and caring about my future. I feel I can’t let them down. I will continue to work hard to make them proud.”
“We are excited to be a partner in the “Ready to Rise” Initiative. This partnership not only strengthens our organization, but more importantly, it is a significant investment into our community, and will be impactful to a very deserving, and often overlooked, cohort of young people.”