The Paige Foundation Supports The Bridge Project

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The Paige Foundation Supports The Bridge Project

The Paige Foundation Supports The Bridge Project with $15,000 donation

Donation will support low-income students in the college and career readiness program

Denver, CO, April 16, 2018 – The Paige Foundation, located in Broomfield, CO has donated $15,000 to The Bridge Project in support of its mission to provide a path for youth in Denver's public housing neighborhoods by providing them with educational opportunities and facilitating the development of life skills and self-sufficiency.

“Through the generosity of the Paige Foundation, we can impact our high school youth with programming geared towards our College & Career Readiness program,” said Jesse Burne, executive director of The Bridge Project. “This program starts from the ground up by helping our freshmen high school students explore their interests, and it prepares our juniors and seniors to attend college. It’s truly a program that empowers our students to make that leap from high school to college or a trade school.” READ MORE

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Youth Networking Event: Future Project

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Youth Networking Event: Future Project

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - As part of the Bridge Project's "Future Project," our high school students presented their final career posters to 30+ professionals from various industries in a 2.5-hour session.

This networking event is not your ordinary career day. Instead, it's an interactive event that allows Bridge high school students to present their career(s) of interest and the professionals in attendance can ask questions and give feedback. There is also a segment where professionals sit at stations within their industry as students rotate and ask them questions about their chosen profession and the paths they followed.

It's also an excellent opportunity for our students to expand their knowledge on a multitude of career paths, overall professional guidance, and giving them a safe/nonjudgmental space to practice their communication skills. 

Thank you to all who volunteered their Saturday to meet with our youth. 

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Effects of an Afterschool Early Literacy Intervention on the Reading Skills of Children in Public Housing

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Effects of an Afterschool Early Literacy Intervention on the Reading Skills of Children in Public Housing

A study conducted by Jeff Jenson, Ph.D., Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Endowed Professor for Children and Youth, Graduate School of Social Work,  University of Denver,  plus others, has been published as part of the Springer Nature SharedIt initiative. 

The current study examines the effects of literacy training among afterschool participants at
the Bridge Project, a community-based ASP located in four public housing neighborhoods
in Denver, CO. Participants received structured literacy and reading intervention through the
Read Well program, by participating in one-to-one tutoring, and through the choice-based
book distribution program GR8 (Great) Readers. Read More

 

 

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Bridge Project guides new generations of writers, readers - Denver Post

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Bridge Project guides new generations of writers, readers - Denver Post

Sometimes, all a budding mind needs is guidance.

Fartuna Abdirahman never thought about writing as a means of expression. Not until a Bridge Project educator suggested she put pen to paper.

Many pages later, the 10-year-old, whose parents immigrated from Somalia, beams with satisfaction. She’ll have plenty of tales to tell in middle school next year. Some might be about animals, others could be fairy tales, but, using what she has learned through Bridge Project’s Early Literacy and Writing program, many stories will be about her life. READ MORE

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