Become a Coach
Bridges coaches meet their small group of mentees when they are in sixth grade and stay with them until high school graduation. Coaches attend Bridges events and field trips where they directly support the success of their students. When students are in high school, coaches have the opportunity to share their work life and college experience with students. This dynamic role enables an adult to connect directly with youth and be a caring adult in their lives for many years.
Become an InvestorInvesting in Bridges is investing in the future of the youth of Baltimore. If you are new to Bridges, we understand that a 14-year program with many different moving parts may be hard to grasp at first. The mission, however, is simple – we are committed to the long-term success of Baltimore City youth. Through those years there are many different elements to the programs but the students, and often times the supporters, stay the same.
Become a Tutor
Loyola University students tutor Bridges students in two programs: (1) Bridges Loft After-School Tutoring (2) Writing Center Tutoring
(1) At the Bridges Loft, Loyola students commit to 10 weeks of tutoring, 1x per week for 2 hours, where they come to the Bridges Loft in Belvedere Square. Here they join an after school program for middle and high school students, assisting with homework, study skills, school projects, and exploring extracurricular interests. Tutors can be any year at Loyola and all majors are welcome.
(2) The Writing Center Tutoring Program is on campus at Loyola University. Bridges high school students come to the center each week for 10 weeks to meet with their mentor 1on1. The partners will work through school assignments that the high school students bring, focus on technique, study habits, and share their high school and college experiences with one another.