“I was embarrassed to ask my parents for a pair of running shoes because I knew that they could not afford them. I don’t know what I would have done without A Bridge for Kids and my most generous and wonderful Sponsor!”
Angel, Castle Park High School- Class of 2015 and UC Berkeley Class of 2019
THANK YOU!!! I just received the check today... I would like to thank all of you for giving me the money so quickly! You guys are so punctual and formal! (I wish I was like that all the time) WOW thank you! 🙂- Teen, Class of 2014
"My sponsorship has increasingly helped me in school with a purchase of a computer and has overall made my life a lot easier. Before, I had to stay after school to work on papers.....The sponsorship allowed me to pay for rugby season that we didn't have any money for."
Jacob, Escondido High School - Class of 2019
A Bridge for Kids helped bring about a confidence that I was concealing and for that I am thankful.- Teen, Class of 2015
"My mentor has helped me, in many ways than I imagined. Academically and personally, my mentor, helped guide me through tough times and good times. She was able to provide me with words of wisdom that I will carry with me, forever. These are what I value most in life: great conversations and impactful encounters. My mentor helped fulfill both of them."
Christina, The Preuss School - Class of 2017
The feeling Mr. Nance and his team gave me of acceptance and being a part of a family really has had a positive impact on me. He has inspired me to gain a higher education, work hard, receive a comfortable income, and invest that money on youth with adversities.- Teen, Class of 2014
Since I wear uniform for school, I do not really have normal clothes. But, thanks to A Bridge for Kids, now I will have some for when I attend college in the fall.- Teen, Class of 2015
Thank you for allowing a bridge to be built in my life that will lead me closer to success. Because of your generosity I can start off the year knowing that if I need to buy anything school related my parents will not have to worry. I also love giving back to my community so I am involved with a few programs that involve me in community service every weekend. Thank you for the financial support that will help me this year. My most sincere wishes of love and happiness go to you and your family.- Teen, Class of 2015
"Mentoring from my sponsor has been one of the most amazing things that has happened to me and something that I am truly grateful for. She is a very comprehensive, caring and wise person.”
Ana, Eastlake High School Class of 2017
I truly believe in the sponsorship model as it is a win-win for both child and sponsor. I find the relationship you form and the experiences you share with your teen is sometimes more valuable than the financial commitment- Current Sponsor
Both my mother and I are grateful that you kindly sponsored me. Thanks to your kind contribution, I can enjoy high school activities and have a full-experience as well as prepare myself for college.- Teen, Class of 2013
I want to first and foremost thank you for taking the time to read my story. I am now able to apply to all of my dream schools and I am excited to let you know which college I choose to attend.- Teen, Class of 2013
"The sponsorship I got through Bridge For Kids has had a huge impact on me through out the last year. The money I used from my sponsorship was used to buy a Laptop for my school work, to apply to more Universities, and to buy soccer equipment that I needed for my last high school season. I truly believe that the sponsorship really opened doors for the success I have had throughout the last year."
Edgar, The Preuss School - Class of 2015
"The biggest impact this sponsorship had on me was not the great amount of money that I received, but it was the hope. I was about to give up, because I did not believe that someone like me could go far. A Bridge for Kids was my hope, my light in a dark tunnel."
Jonathan, Helix High School - Class of 2017
The money you provided Roberto could not be better spent, he is a great kid, who is really finding himself, and your support will really make a difference in his life!- Owner, Team Quest Gym- Enicinitas, CA
I wanted to let you know that I visited Berkeley (with a portion of my sponsorship money) and fell head over heels. After a week of contemplation, I've decided that I'm not really ready for Harvard and will attend Berkeley in the fall. Thank You!- Teen, Class of 2014
A Bridge for Kids takes a unique approach to providing at-risk students with the critical support they need. Their team believes not only in providing financial support to disadvantaged students but, perhaps more importantly, they believe in providing the sort of adult mentoring that really changes lives.- Shawn Roner- Director, Escondido Charter High School
To me this scholarship meant more than just money. Winning this scholarship reinforced my mindset that if I set my eyes on the prize and if I put in all my effort into what I want then I will get it.- Teen, Class of 2015
I really love to read, and books are something I felt I couldn’t ask for because my parents are busy trying to pay bills. Thanks to my sponsor and their generous donation I was able to afford several books. With these books I was able to become more knowledgeable and enhance my writing skills. Thanks!- Teen, Class of 2015
Your support assists our students in developing the confidence and the skills needed to succeed in life after high school. Your time and dedication to conceiving, developing and running A Bridge for Kids is a model for others in the community- Scott Barton, Principal/Director The Preuss School UCSD