Back to School Shoe Drive

Shoes that fit and are in good condition are an important part of every back to school shopping list, but not all families can afford them. New shoes give kids confidence and enable them to fully participate in academics, sports, and play. We want to provide a pair of shoes to every elementary school student who needs them, and you can help! 

We are collecting new tennis shoes throughout August. You can drop off your donation at the Bridging for Tomorrow office or one of the participating churches/organizations listed below.  Together, we can help families in our community start the school year off strong.



Kids in Klein & Aldine ISD


New, Unused Tennis Shoes
Toddler Sizes 10-12.5, Youth Sizes 13-7


Throughout August


Are you interested in collecting shoes at your church, business, or community group? Contact us for more information or promotional materials.


No time to shop for shoes? No problem! You can support the Back To School Shoe Drive by giving online.


Literacy Squad

Did you know that a child’s ability to read proficiently by third grade is one of the most important predictors of high school graduation and career success? From third grade on, children shift from learning to read to reading to learn. If a child is behind grade level at the end of third grade, they will struggle to master the more complex subject matter they encounter later on. National research shows that 2/3 of fourth graders in the U. S. are not proficient readers. This percentage is even higher among low-income students.

You can make a difference in the life of a child by joining Bridging For Tomorrow’s Literacy Squad! Members of the Literacy Squad commit to spend 30 minutes a week during the school year reading one-on-one with two elementary students. This extra one-on-one attention increases student confidence and fluency and encourages a love of reading.


Literacy Squad Trainings:

Sunday, August 26 at 10:15 AM

Tuesday, August 28 at 10:00 AM

Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 PM

Training will take place at Bridging For Tomorrow’s Community Center.

Partnering Schools:

Kaiser Elementary

Klenk Elementary


Make A Difference. Be A Mentor.


Our mentoring program provides students with a caring adult who gives them emotional and academic support.  Having a consistent, positive relationship with a compassionate role-model makes a huge difference in the lives of children and helps them discover their potential.

Mentors spend an hour each week in the schools talking, reading, and playing games with their mentees. We ask our mentors to commit to the entire school year and will provide all necessary resources for successful mentoring.


2018/2019 Mentor Trainings:

Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 PM

Monday, September 24 at 6:00 PM

Training will take place at FaithbridgeA light meal will be provided. No childcare is available.

Partnering Schools:

Epps Island Elementary

Klein Intermediate

McDougle Elementary

Nitsch Elementary