OH WHAT A NIGHT!
On October 6th, the A Bridge For Kids signature event, DreamMakers, brought over 200 members of the San Diego community together to raise over $200,000 to support high achieving, low income teens seeking to improve their lives and create a brighter future. The energy throughout the evening was electric as guests enjoyed an open bar, delicious food stations, casino games, a fun photo booth, and dancing to music by DJ Noel. A great time was had by all!
Additionally, our two teen guest speakers, Ronald and Sierra, who shared their stories about the impact that an A Bridge For Kids sponsorship has had on their lives kept our guests spellbound. Ronald, an alumni of our organization, was inspired to become a serious student in high school so he could qualify for an ABFK sponsorship. Subsequently, he earned a full ride to UCSD and is currently in his freshman year. Sierra, as a sophomore in high school, has expanded her athletic and academic endeavors utilizing her sponsorship funds. Both teens have also enjoyed a close friendship with their sponsors who also serve as their mentors.
Proceeds from DreamMakers will provide additional sponsorships and fund support programs we offer our teens free of charge. These programs include East Coast and West Coast college campus tours, SAT and ACT preparatory programs, and financial support for academic tutoring.
A Bridge For Kids is a volunteer driven organization and looks to the community for support and volunteers. If you are interested in sponsoring and/or mentoring a teen, volunteering your time, or would like to find out how else you and/or your organization can support A Bridge for Kids, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.