Bridges to Understanding
October 1, 2010
Bridge's school program bring so much to the students. First, they are challenged to be more thoughtful about society, culture, environment, etc.. The kids are planted with seeds to become more engaged citizens.
Second, by seeing the stories from kids around the world and interact with them online (I didn't get to witness the online interaction part though), they are also more aware of people from other parts of the world: their culture, concern, or simply the awareness of existence to begin with. The kids are planted with seeds to become global citizens, and to be aware of how apparently domestic choices will influence people in the rest of the world and vice versa.
Last but not least, they also learn teamwork; which is critical to their own success in lives as well.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
working with middle school kids in Seattle, who started off being apathetic about the class, and transformed to being totally involved by the end of the term in creating their own stories.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I have been helping as a mentor in Seattle classroom, and have also provided some financial support.