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 new shoes to every elementary school student who needs them, and you can help!
We are collecting brand new tennis shoes through August. You can drop off your donation at the Bridging Center inside Faithbridge Church or at the Bridging for Tomorrow offices at 5351 W. Richey Rd. Houston, TX 77066.
Together, we can help families in our community start the year off strong!
For more information on the Shoe Drive, contact Isabel Sugranes.
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.
to learn more about Literacy Squad Trainings, contact marianne strong.
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.
To learn more about becoming a mentor, contact Isabel Sugranes.