By Ronald Wilkerson, Bridge 2 Success Executive Director
Bridge 2 Success is a youth-serving program that targets at-risk youth ages 6-19 years old from the Southwest Little Rock community. Our program consists of three components: Recruitment, Enrichment, and Empowerment.
RECRUITMENT: Our recruitment strategy relies on peer-to-peer engagement and first-hand recommendations to the program. This ensures that we build the program community at our center and make meaningful connections with the youth and families who participate.
ENRICHMENT: We want to enrich the lives and experiences of those who join us each day. Actively engaging youth in our program in educationally and socially enriching curriculum in a safe and welcoming environment is at the heart of that strategy. Building a social network in the community through churches, schools, and other community organizations also strengthens the sense of community that we are aiming to enrich for each participant.
EMPOWERMENT: Fostering a supportive environment, strengthened by the bond of a peer network and community partners empowers our youth and helps them feel connected to the larger community. Youth ages 13-19 participate in life skills training and practice for interview preparation, participate in job shadowing, college and community service projects, and receive support in securing employment.
Parent and student feedback about their experiential learning is important to us. We rely on them to help us continuously improve our programming approaches and strategies. We are currently recruiting students age 6 -19 to participate in our 2019 summer program and 2019-2020 after school programs.
For more information about our program, please email Ronald Wilkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-565-0100.
BRIDGE 2 SUCCESS AWARDS LUNCHEON
Bridge 2 Success Awards Luncheon on June 12, 2019 will honor McClellan High School Junior, Jeremiah Akins, and community leaders Joan Adcock and Fauzio Barakat for their contribution and support to the Southwest Little Rock community. Please join us at this luncheon at the Four Points Sheraton in Little Rock to celebrate excellence by purchasing an individual ticket for $100 or a corporate table for $1000. A silent auction will also be open from 11:00 am – 12:30pm. To purchase tickets, please contact Ronald Wilkerson at email@example.com or by calling 501-565-0100. Donations are also welcome.