Impact: Scholarship

As of the 2017 school year, the Building Bridges Scholarship Fund currently supports 40 active private high school students with full-ride scholarships, all thanks to generous donations from within the community. Since 2004, the program has allocated or committed more than $1.5M, enabling more than 68 Pontiac, Michigan area students to enter into a private school education and prepare for college. All graduates have moved on to college, and most college graduates have found employment.  

Learn more about scholarships and how your gift can be a part of a child’s success.

Impact: Advocacy

Building Bridges has had a positive impact and enriched the lives of children, adults, and our volunteers – all significantly impacted by their collective experiences. Our goal is to offer opportunities for caring individuals to become advocates to help children and families in need through building a direct, ongoing relationship. We also strive to offer many other ways and opportunities for people to become involved and share their time, talent and resources.

Learn about becoming an advocate and how you can make an impact for family in your community.

Impact Stories

Mik Spann

Notre Dame Prep Class of 2009
Building Bridges Advocate: Matt Moran
Graduate: Michigan State University

“Over the next ten years, I simply plan to enjoy life and explore all it has to offer. Starting a family of my own, traveling to six continents (considering Antartica), and making an impact on countless lives along the way.

“This year has been a great continuance. Achieving two major goals: Returning to Houston (for the second time) and negotiating my first, full-time remote position in Finance. It all comes back to BB. Those 4 years absolutely changed my life – my appreciation is ineffable. Our mentors have no idea that we actually listen! Ha. Thanks for everything. This extends to the entire Building Bridges Family!”

Julia Haynes

Notre Dame Prep Class of 2018
Building Bridges Advocate: Stacey Duford
College: TBD

“As a kid, I always dreamed of being able to tell my parents I’m going to college, key word “dreamed” but you and many others I have met through building bridges has made this a reality! I just want to thank you so much for believing in me, although this isn’t my final choice on where I want to go, I want to share with you that I received my first acceptance today!! Western Michigan university! Thank you for all you do!”