Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Saturday College a Success!

History was made on Saturday, September 23rd as 49 Bridges students attended the first SATURDAY COLLEGE! 74% of continuing Bridges students attended this optional program geared toward enhancing the four-week summer program by providing year-round academic and personal support.

Students recieved tutoring in all academic subjects and participated in a goal setting (10th and 11th graders) or college planning (12th graders) workshop. They also ate lunch at the newly renovated Furman Dining Hall! Students also enjoyed spending time with each other, the counselors, and faculty.

15 Furman students volunteered at Tutors. The majority of those tutors are Teacher Fellows at Furman University. Thank you Teacher Fellows! Another important group of volunteers were the Bridges 2006 Summer Counselors. 11 of the 12 counselors will assist with Saturday College throughout the year. The counselors were there all day Saturday serving as tutors, coordinators, and activity specialists! Thank You! Bridges Faculty are also involved with Saturday College as tutors and supporters. Many thanks to Mr. Choplin, Miss Turza, Mr. Martin, Mrs. King, and Mr. and Mrs. Grills!

Saturday College is being coordinated by Casey Crisp. Casey is a Bridges graduate, Furman student, and served as a Bridges counselor in 2006. She did a great job planning the first Saturday College!

Here are pictures from our first Saturday College!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Bridges on the Radio!

In June, Bridges to a Brighter Future was featured on the Public Radio program, Speaking of Schools. Miss Brittany Morgan and Mr. Jorge Jimenez represented Bridges to a Brighter Future. They were phenomenal!

Click here to hear the radio show!