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Bridge Builders of Alabama

Bridge Builders of Alabama (UH 332), a three credit, independent study, service-learning course allows students to examine leadership development, cultural competency, and relationship building while working with Alabama’s youth.  The 2012 program will take place June 4-29. Students will participate in a week of instruction and training before serving as counselors at Bridge Builders summer sessions.

Bridge Builders is a nonprofit organization that brings together a diverse group of Alabama high school students to develop their leadership skills through community projects, discussions, and experiential learning. Bridge Builders works to develop high school students into future leaders who will lay aside individual, social, economic, and cultural differences to work for the benefit of all. Its mission is to help ordinary youth find their voice, experience their power, and build positive relationships to do the extraordinary.

Bridge Builders results show that the youth who experience this model leave with skills and language to courageously address challenge, adversity, and fear—and as a result have a renewed commitment to change, experience meaning in their life and aspiration for their future.

Interested Students

Interested students can learn more and fill out an application at www.bridgebuildersalabama.org.

With permission, course credit can be applied to the summer sessions or to Fall 2012 for scholarship credit and/or billing purposes. For more information about this course, contact Heather Christensen or Bridge Builders executive director Stephen Woerner (stephen.woerner@bridgebuildersalabama.org).