We are excited to share our 2016 - 2017 Annual Report and all the great things accomplished this past year. The theme of this year's report is, Empowering Their Voices, which was reflective of our programming last year, but also our continued commitment to serve youth both academically and socially & emotionally. Read more about the results of our programming.
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
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
DENVER (CBS4) – Children growing up in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods have traditionally been among the most at-risk youth in the city. The Bridge Project aims to change that by providing a path for higher education and building character.
Click here to watch the feature by Channel 4 News!