Denver Urban Scholars and the Bridge Project have formed a strong partnership as a result of the Youth Opportunity Foundation support. This collaboration provides after-school educational programming to Denver Urban Scholars STRIVE Prep Westwood students. These students also participated in weekly workshops that focus on themes such as leadership and community connection. The program has been so successful that the two programs plan to expand the collaboration to serve youth at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy who will participate in the school programming offered by The Bridge Project at the Columbine public housing site within Northwest Denver.
The Bridge Project's mission is to provide educational opportunities for children living in Denver's public housing neighborhoods so they graduate from high school and attend college or learn a trade.
This Bridge is built of people; everyone is welcome. We strive to be the best built bridge, the premiere program offering excellent After School, Adult, Summer, and Scholarship opportunities.
We are anchored in the hopes, culture, creativity and strengths of the people and communities where we are located. Through building academic and social skills, we provide the chance to move with hope to a future shaped by each individual. We will improve the educational standards of families in low-income neighborhoods—one person at a time. We have high expectations of participants. We value each individual. Each child/each person can succeed in reaching his/her goals. Skills and resources are developed for future careers and doors are opened to opportunity.