Custom Workshops & Experiences

Our Connect Team works with teachers and leaders to create custom experiences for students that complement classroom curriculum. These sessions  grow relationships, problem-solving skills, empathy, and confidence.

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Connect on-site, off-site, or virtually.

Bridge Builders provides experiential education that empowers students with valuable life skills.

BRIDGES facilitates flexible, experiential workshops in schools and organizations across Memphis. With a range of topics available, each session helps improve youth leadership skills and better equips them to tackle challenges they face in school and beyond.

Our Connect Workshops focus on developing valuable life skills:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Empathy and Respect
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creating Positive Change
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It was very beneficial to hear things from a different perspective. BRIDGES being the neutral party helped to guide me and my scholars on a road to communicate better.”
Teacher, Humes Middle School
I learned that no matter who you are, you can change things and stand up for others.”
Student, Soulsville Charter School

Connect Focus Areas

Connect experiences cover a range of topics relevant to the real world. Get in touch to design a custom experience for your group.
  • Community Building

    Learn how to be an active and engaged member of your own community. Experience fun activities that foster cooperation, build empathy, and enhance your sense of belonging.

  • Financial Literacy

    Let’s learn about money! Gain knowledge that will help you make better decisions about your finances now and in the future.

  • Leadership Development

    Learn to lead — in any situation. Experience new scenarios and activities that build the emotional and social skills to be the best leader you can be.

  • Self Discovery and Wellness

    Who are you? What do you think and feel? Let’s dive in to our personalities — the best parts and the hard parts — so we can be confident and happy as our true selves.

  • Conflict Resolution

    Conflicts with friends, family, or coworkers can be hard. Here, we’ll learn the best way to navigate challenging situations in order to get the best outcome for all.

  • Civic Education and Justice

    Your role as a citizen is more important than ever. Learn how to be an active advocate for social justice and make an impact on your community, city, and beyond.

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Bridge Builders Youth Program


Summer & Year-Round Leadership

Our Collaborate program kicks off with a 5-day summer conference to help youth unlock their true leadership potential. Students will focus on building skills and relationships to help them grow throughout the school year.

Discover your leadership potential



Students in grades 8-12 enroll in this one-year community service project to become influential community organizers and advocates.

Create change in Memphis

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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