The Bridge Project strives to help children and youth living in Denver's public housing neighborhoods to achieve their academic potential and graduate from high school with the resources necessary to succeed as adults.
School Supply Drive with Metropolitan state university
The Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast committee is organizing a school supply drive that will benefit local area school age children from 3 different after school programs including the Denver Bridge Project. Metro State and The Bridge Project are partnering to assist students living in public housing with school supplies for the 2015-2016 school year. Through this partnership Metro State will be working alongside four public housing areas in the Denver area including our Lincoln Park site which is located less than 5 miles away from campus. Our partnership aims to increase Metro’s student involvement within the community in addition to ensuring that The Bridge Project participants will be academically ready for the upcoming school year. Approximately 500 at need students across Denver will benefit from the drive.
Donors can simply click the Bridge donation button provided within the link; a member of the MLK Committee will contact you and deliver a bag for you to collect your donations in. They will also follow up with you periodically through the semester to see how you are doing and to collect any additional donated items.
STUDENT SUCCESS STORY
Billy Tran has been one of the faces of the Bridge Project for over fifteen years and a role model for our younger students. Billy’s family moved from Vietnam when he was quite young, with hopes of building a successful life for their son. With no English skills, Billy entered a world of foreign language and customs with a determination to learn. As a 7 years old, living with his family in the South Lincoln Public Housing Developments, Billy joined the Bridge Project and participated in homework help, reading, and outdoor leadership to name a few. When he was 13, he was too young to participate on the Tech Team, but instead of giving up, Billy begged to be a part of the program and volunteered as a tech team member for a year until he was old enough to get paid. Billy went on to graduate from high school and then the University of Colorado with a B.S. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Next fall, Billy will join the newest class in the University of Colorado’s medical school. Billy is the bearer of strong integrity, passion for his community and a vision for his future and our future. We could not be more proud of what Billy has accomplished and that he is a graduate of the Bridge Project.