Together, we are supporting youth

COVID-19 has impacted a lot of things, but it hasn’t changed our mission. Check out how BridgeYear is adapting to better support students and meet youth where they are.

Due to the pandemic, our projected funding for 2021 has decreased by 60%.

This year, BridgeYear needs your support. While we have worked hard to secure funding from other sources and are making our new socially-distant program more cost-efficient, this shortfall will directly impact the number of students we can reach.  

Will you consider contributing to our $40,000 End of Year fundraising goal?

“BridgeYear is a valued partner. I know I can count on them to build relationships with community organizations, employers and training programs that will help my students. BridgeYear is a one-stop resource for me on all vocational training programs in Houston.”
Laura Dew, Westbury High School
College Access Coordinator

COVID-19 is making students’ transition to college and the workforce less secure than ever.

With the added barriers COVID-19 has erected, students need access to affordable, in-demand pathways they can pursue immediately after high school to start a well-paying, advanceable career. Here’s how BridgeYear is building an ecosystem of support to ensure students achieve success:

Postsecondary Pathways Conference

We do the heavy lifting so educators can fully support youth. This year we hosted our first ever virtual conference, connecting youth-serving attendees to in-demand opportunities available to their students. 

Postsecondary Pathways Database

To ensure high schoolers know the myriad of options awaiting them after graduation, we are developing an open-source database for users to filter and explore 100+ local training programs. 


With almost 500 students currently enrolled in BridgeYear Advising, we're helping students naviagate today's confusing postsecondary landscape so they can access the training and education they need.

Career Test Drive® Kits

In a time when schools are limiting outside volunteers and extracurricular activities, our socially-distant Career Kits are one of few opportunities students have to explore careers.

“I can see myself becoming an electrician because I really like challenges and I love how you can escalate in the career so you don't always stay in the same position.”
Jose M
Clark County Student