Community Bridges (communitybridges-md.org) empowers girls from diverse backgrounds in elementary, middle and high schools to become exceptional students, positive leaders and healthy young women. Each year, the organization supports more than 425 girls at 17 public schools in discovering their unique identity, voice and potential through leadership development, college and career readiness, family support and mentoring.
HEADQUARTERED: Silver Spring
SERVES: Montgomery County
WHAT A DONATION BUYS:
• $250 covers the annual activity fees for 10 girls in the program.
• $1,600 sponsors one girl for the year.
• $10,000 supports one-on-one college planning for 30 high school seniors.
• One day: Become a volunteer for food and supply delivery.
• Monthly: Mentor a high school or middle school girl.