Daily Memphian, 10/01/22
BRIDGES, best known for its Bridge Builders program for students in grades 6-12, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. What began a century ago as a church mission to help “wayward and delinquent women and girls over 16 who found themselves in difficulty” has become the community’s own teenage peace corps. Every year, thousands of Memphis area middle school and high school students regenerate the aging organization and its ambitious mission, building relationships with each other and working for social change across racial, ethnic and income divides.