"Before I was involved with the A Bridge For Kids Program, I had always been very pessimistic and wary of the costs of the things I like to do such as playing expensive sports such as Lacrosse. Ever since my first sponsorship back in 2017, everything changed for the better."
Alex Vo, The Preuss School - Class of 2020
"It's not easy to live in a society filled with privileged kids, expensive stores, and a school that asks for money for literally everything as a low income teen. It was with the help of an incredible non-profit organization, A Bridge For Kids, that has faded my worries of how I'm going to afford the things I need."
Eric Tran, The Preuss School Class of 2019 and Princeton University Class of 2023
"When I was sponsored that stress was taken away and I was finally able to concentrate on studying and learning the content that I needed to know. Not only was I able to pay for my AP exams but I was able to buy my first ever laptop. This laptop is an even bigger blessing now because of what is happening to our school system due to the pandemic.”
Ananely Alonso, Gompers Prep Class of 2021
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
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
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
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 am extremely thankful for A Bridge For Kids who has given me the opportunity to engage and participate in numerous activities I haven't had the ability to do so before, due to my financial state. Prior to receiving a sponsorship, I, unfortunately, wasn't able to partake in cheerleading my Sophomore year simply because the expenses were too high for my family to afford."- Christine Bach, Helix Charter Class of 2022
“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
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
"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
"Being a part of A Bridge For Kids has provided me with various opportunities and aid throughout high school. Without access to much food and school supplies, it was taking a toll on my mental health and it was difficult to study and focus in my AP classes. Also, as an athlete, ABFK helped continue my passion of swimming throughout high school by helping me access equipment and gear."
Lania Hassan- West Hills High School, Class of 2020
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
"Having received an SAT and ACT tutor along with a grant towards my educational financial needs, it is a huge advantage itself and will soon turn my dreams and goals into reality."
Aisha, Hoover High School - Class of 2021
"I couldn’t help my tears when I discovered the A Bridge For Kids organization who found me a sponsor that was willing to contribute to my future out of their expenses and provide me with the support I needed. "
Alicia Walton, Hoover High School - Class of 2021
"Simply put, the work done by ABFK has opened countless doors for me and has provided me with an extremely supportive community that above all else wants to see students succeed. Through my sponsorship, I have been able to participate in varsity athletics, pursue my passion for music and poetry, and most importantly, has made me more confident in myself and my ability to succeed in any area I set my mind to."
Jackie Le, The Preuss School- Class of 2020