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