Our Impact

Connecting Students to Successful Career and Educational Pathways

BridgeYear’s programs create a far-reaching impact, not only for students but also communities and employers. By connecting underserved youth to high-demand careers and educational pathways, we are driving positive change that extends beyond individual success and contributes to a more equitable society.

1 %

of students who participated in a Career Test Drive® Fair indicated they were confident in their ability to do well in a career with training.

1 %

 of students who participated in a Career Test Drive® Fair indicated they had a positive attitude towards the career they participated in.

1 %

of students who attended a Career Accelerator Day felt more prepared to pursue their career and/or academic plans after graduation.

I think the Career Test Drive® Fair is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experiences to get a feel for whether these careers are a match for them or not… If they can actually do the things that their job would include, then it’s going to help them get there."
Joy Maguire
College Advisor at Westside High School

Our Reach

Since its founding in 2016, BridgeYear has continued to develop and expand its programs and services. In the 2022-2023 school year, BridgeYear reached more than 13,900+ students.

13,900+

Students Served

32

High Schools Served

30

Middle Schools Served

6

Corporate Partners

36

Community Events

14

Districts Served

Who We Serve

In the 2022-2023 school year, BridgeYear served various communities throughout the Greater Houston area, helping students build career awareness, form career identities, and mitigate enrollment barriers to postsecondary success.

1 %

of our students identify as Black and/or Hispanic and/or Latino

1 %

qualify for Free or
Reduced Lunch

1 %

of our students
identify as female

Our 2022-23 Impact Report

Discover BridgeYear’s transformative journey throughout the 2022-23 academic year in our latest Impact Report. You’ll find compelling narratives of student successes, insights into our dynamic Career Test Drive® Program, the ground-breaking Postsecondary Pathways Conference co-hosted with UpSkill Houston, the ongoing development of MorePathways, and the successful launch of our Certification Cohort Program. 

At BridgeYear, we’re dedicated to reshaping the postsecondary and workforce education landscape, offering young people meaningful, career-ready pathways after high school. In this year’s report, we delve into our theme of “Collaborating for Change,” highlighting how strategic partnerships have opened new doors for over 13,000 students, enabling them to explore rewarding career opportunities beyond traditional four-year degrees.