2023-2024 BRIDGES Youth Advisory Board

August 26, 2023

The BRIDGES Youth Advisory Board provides direction and accountability from dedicated youth to BRIDGES staff, leadership, and the organization as a whole.

The Youth Advisory Board consists of current middle and high school Bridge Builders Collaborate students. The Youth Advisory Board focuses on strengthening and upholding the vision and mission of BRIDGES, providing insight, sharing decision making, and increasing youth voice within the Bridge Builders program and BRIDGES organization.


  • Have completed at least one full year of Bridge Builders Collaborate
  • Currently in 8th-12th grade
  • Able to attend two monthly meetings (one at the BRIDGES Center and one virtual) from August to May
  • Available for other periodic opportunities that arise throughout the year

2023-2024 BRIDGES Youth Advisory Board

Mamuse Ayanru

Caleb Ayers

Chris Barnes

Harper Behnke

Antonio Brown

Chaz Bullock

Zaheen Chowdhury

Hannah Faulkner

Olivia Green

Luke Hatler

Rishi Pathak

Jourdan Russell

Alaya Turner

Maitri Vijayanand

Ethan Zhao

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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