Application Hub

Find your place at BRIDGES

BRIDGES unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This page is your one-stop shop for all applications and forms for our programs.

Collaborate Program Applications

Summer & Year-Round Leadership

A transformative program equipping youth with opportunities for change and progress that kicks off with a 5-day summer leadership conference fostering meaningful student relationships and leadership growth throughout the school year.

  • Rising 7-12 Graders
  • Year-round program commitment
  • All Bridge Builders must complete 1 Community Action, 1 Elective, and 1 Training credit during each semester (Fall and Spring), for a total of 6 credits by the end of April 2024. You are welcome to attend as many Community Actions & Electives that you are interested in!
Change Applications


Motivating youth with the tools they need to become influential community organizers and advocates for social justice.

  • Students Grades 8-12
  • Program commitment for one year, from late July to mid-May

Youth Councils and Boards

In addition to our three levels of Bridge Builders programming, BRIDGES exists as a resource to connect youth with a range of leadership opportunities across the Greater Memphis area. While some require participation in Bridge Builders as a prerequisite, others are open to all local youth.

  • BRIDGES Youth Advisory Board
  • Bridge Builders Collaborative Leadership Council
  • Shelby County Youth Council
  • Learn More and Apply
AmeriCorps Member Application

Bridges partners with AmeriCorps to provide paid service opportunities to young adult committed to making a difference.

  • Apply Here

Every student counts.

Young people are born with creativity and passion to lead. BRIDGES has worked with thousands of students to unlock that potential and activate new generations of leaders across Memphis.

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