Be More Social!

Please help us raise $250 for holiday gifts for the refugees!

The Golden Opportunity is a "micro-activism" site that gives winning ideas $250 to spend however they'd like as well as a little flip camera to video the results. It's a "pay it forward" idea, and we'd love to be able to pay it forward for our amazing kids!

Please vote for our idea over at TGO.tv. Help us to give little refugee kids something to unwrap this holiday season! Just head on over here, and rate the idea with five little stars! Thank you so much for helping to make this holiday brighter for some great kids!!!

Note: To rank our idea, you'll need to register for the site, but it's just a name and email address, and you can check the box to not receive any emails from TGO.tv. Sorry for the extra step, but it's painless, we promise!

Thanks for the Support!

Katie, one of the most thoughtful people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, organized a bake sale to raise money for BBB. She and three classmates got together on their own time and raised over $150 for our little organization. I know that I speak for everybody when I send them our infinite gratitude. We couldn't keep our group going without the wonderful support we've received from the community!!! 

Check out the new Bridges video!

Thanks to D'Arcy Robb for putting this lovely video together!  

New Mentor Orientation

Our first group of mentors has been selected, and we will be holding our orientation and training session this week! Check back soon for a list of the new mentors.

What: New Mentor Orientation
When: Wednesday, September 22, from 7:00-8:00 PM
Where: Martin School Conference Room Patterson Office Tower Fourth Floor

Mentor Application Deadline Approaching - Applications Pouring In!

We are officially into August, which means that mentor applications are due less than three weeks! If you are interested in applying but haven't looked at the application yet, you can find it right here. Although applications are not due until August 20, it never hurts to get them turned in early!

Our listing on idealist.org has generated a very good response, and we have already received nearly ten applications, with weeks left yet, so don't waste any time getting your applications turned in! 

Our First Refugee Sponsor!

The lovely Danni of the blog oh, hello friend was generous enough to sponsor a refugee! Her $50 donation will help purchase school supplies and cover event costs for our refugee students. We appreciate her generosity more than we can even say, and I hope that more kind people will come forward to donate before the program kicks off!

To find out how to donate, just e-mail Lindsay at bridgesbeyond [!at] gmail dot com.