According to a 2013 study, at high school graduation, 66% of all students, and 80% of Black students nationally are not considered college-ready. The challenge of persisting through college is even greater for students who are Pell grant-eligible and/or first-gen.
At BridgeEdU, we believe that every scholar deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. STEP, which opens today in theaters nationwide, follows a group of young women who found and led a step team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW) in their final year of high school. The movie brilliantly documents the stories of three talented young women and their personal journeys to pursue a college education.
We encourage you to take time to see STEP this weekend. Not only does it tell a story of grit and creativity, it also shows how BridgeEdU serves as a critical lifeline for students of promise. As our Founder and Chairman Wes Moore often states, “We are not a product of our environments, but of our expectations.”
In this viral 2016 commencement speech, Harvard Master's Graduate Donovan Livingston speaks on the inequalities in education, and the importance of educators understanding, encouraging, and giivng back to their students.
Dr. Maria Thompson and BridgeEdU CEO Wes Moore discuss our exciting new partnership with Coppin State, and our company's growth in a recent article. Read the original article at http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/cyberbizblog/2016/08/wes-moores-bridgeedu-expands-to-coppin-state.html
BridgeEdU is launching its third cohort of scholars! Earlier this month, we celebrated their welcome with our annual week-long On-Boarding Orientation -- it was EXTRAORDINARY. The orientation was held on the campus of the beautiful [...]