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The below alumni spoke to our high school students in the summer of 2020. Here are a few snippets of the wisdom they shared.
“I’m a first generation student so I didn’t know the basics about college, the basics about college applications. Being able to have someone guide you through that process is priceless. It changed my life . . . Bridges makes you feel special, and I took that with me for the rest of my life.”
“Bridges blew my expectations out of the water. I didn’t expect to have the family field. I didn’t expect to get to explore myself and who I was, and that was something that definitely happened for me . . . Bridges taught me to accept people where they are, and to love them no matter our differences. Something I still carry with me is valuing people’s stories.”
Bree Alexander, PhD
“Options: that really key for Bridges and for my story because I feel like Bridges really broadened my horizons. My goals were very small before Bridges and it made me dream bigger. Also, Bridges taught me to be a bridge for other people and reach your hand back to help other people . . . And I turned that into a career for myself.”