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Senior
Program

Overview

 

The Senior Program is focused on helping students develop the leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills that are necessary to being successful after high school. 

It is focused on helping students develop the leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills that are necessary to being successful after high school.

Students are selected based on the following:

  • Leadership potential

  • Academic stability

  • Cultural open-mindedness

  • Community involvement
     

Participation in the junior program is not a requirement to participate in the senior program.

 

If a student successfully completed the junior program requirements, they will receive an automatic invitation to participate in the senior program.

 

If the student did not successfully complete the junior year requirements or did not participate in the junior program at all, they may complete an application to apply for the senior program.


Kickoff Summer Conference

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Senior Conference : JUNE 19 - 21

 

The program starts with the Senior summer conference.  This is mandatory.

 

A student is not technically a Bridge Builder participant until they have completed the conference and have been inducted into the program at the Induction Ceremony.

 

The Induction Ceremony is held the final evening of the conference.

Students will be paired up in groups to participate in teamwork and skill building activities. Our staff facilitates activities, discussions, and events to build life skills, knowledge, and attitudes.

 

There are nine primary focus areas. The areas are:

  • public speaking

  • civic responsibility

  • critical thinking

  • trust

  • problem solving

  • communication

  • conflict resolution

  • human relations

  • leadership

Senior Requirements

  • Maintain an active email account
     

  • Complete 15 hours of service through BBAL events or the equivalent in Community Action

    BBAL events are the backbone of the program and provide fun and exciting learning opportunities for the students to continue to build new skills, new attitudes, and to explore new behaviors that began during conference.

    BBAL offers a mix of volunteer and educational activities throughout the school year, and events may be offered at night, on the weekends, and on holidays to accommodate differing schedules.

    Students may earn up to 5 of their required hours through non-BBAL volunteer events by filling out the Community Action form.


    Students may earn more than 15 service hours, but a minimum of 15 hours is required to graduate the program. We recommend our students to plan what works best with their busy schedules for the way they go about completing the required hours. 

     

  • Complete a 2-page essay detailing your Bridge Builders experience

    This final thoughts essay will help the student to reflect on the impact the program has provided, enjoy the memories gained over the past year, and provide BBAL with a wealth of evaluative material to shape future enhancements to the program.

Student Info and Forms

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