Bridge Builders Collaborate Leadership Council

July 1, 2023

Applications are OPEN for the 2023-2024 school year!

The Bridge Builders COLLABORATE Leadership Council is a group of dedicated, hardworking and creative youth leaders who work directly within the COLLABORATE level of programming. Members of BBCLC play a vital role in internal program development, community outreach, serving as student recruiters, student facilitators, and event planners throughout the year. They work as a team with BRIDGES staff to assist in efforts to strengthen and represent youth voice.

The BBCLC meets twice a month, on Sundays from 3:30pm-5pm. either virtually or in person; but this commitment also requires participation outside of scheduled meeting time! Students participate in:

  • Large-scale events at BRIDGES
  • Facilitation of spring/fall training
  • Team building
  • Thank-a-thons (thank you calls to our donors)
  • Parent orientations
  • Bridge Builders congratulatory phone calls
  • Planning an elective for COLLABORATE students

What makes a strong candidate?
Students who are interested in serving on the council must be a current 7th-12th grader in the Bridge Builders COLLABORATE program level, be hardworking, reliable, and have a passion for Bridge Builders! Students should have a desire to increase their leadership skills and work well on a team. The Council participates in various activities throughout the school year at BRIDGES, so students should be prepared to be flexible.

Bridge Builders COLLABORATE Leadership Council Timeline:

Applications are due on Sundat, August 20th at 11:59pm.

Interviews will be on Saturday, August 27th on Zoom.

Selected council members will be notified on Wednesday, August 30th of their acceptance.

All council members are required to attend the weekend Orientation in September. All information will be shared in the selection email.

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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