Become a Tarrant county deputy registrar

As part of our Get Out the Vote (GoTV) efforts, BRIDGE board members have become deputized to assist eligible citizens of Tarrant County to register to vote. We are requesting as many of our supporters and members to do the same. As a deputy registrar you will be able to assist with completion of voter registration cards and turning them in on behalf of those registering. Our main three goals for our GoTV plan is to educate, register, and get people to the polls. If you are interested in assisting in this efforts, you can complete the Tarrant County Deputy Registrar training online here, http://vdr-tarrant-tx.training.clarityelections.com/SelfRegistration.aspx

At each of our official events we will offer the opportunity for voter registration.

become a mentor

Become a MENTOR

REACH & RISE® MENTORING PROGRAM

INFORMATIONAL SESSION

The Reach & Rise® Mentoring Program is making a difference in the lives of area youth & in the community.  Children matched with a mentor through Reach & Rise are showing improvement in the areas of school behavior & performance, family relationships, & social responsibility. The next round of training starts September 30th and YOU could play a vital role in making positive changes for an area youth!

To learn more about how you can help a child make those changes, please attend one of the upcoming informational sessions. 

WHO

Volunteers age 21+ who want to inspire and make a difference in the life of a youth. 

WHEN

Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00am or 11am

*choose 1 of the 30-45 minutes

WHERE

Ryan Family YMCA

8250 McCart Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76123

RSVP by Monday September 18, 2017

For more information, to reserve your spot, or

if you are interested but unable to attend, please contact

Debra Rockmore

2801 Miller Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76105

W 817-534-1591 C 682-230-6689

 

donate a children's book

We are continuing our focus on childhood literacy. You can donate a children's books focused on black characters, culture, and/or by black authors to our organization at any event throughout the year, or contact us at, bridgefw@gmail.com. Our quarterly goal is 25 books or 100 donated books for the year. Help us to exceed our goal!

BRIDGE acknowledges the importance of children having books that are reflective of them, and the need for children to have books at home. Books collected will be donated in a number of ways to children throughout the community.

read2win training

BRIDGE is partnering with the Read2Win initiative to combat childhood illiteracy. Attend a reading coach training hosted by Read 2 Win. The training will prepare you to be paired with a first grader for 30 minutes a week to reinforce reading skills. We will be partnering with Mitchell Blvd., Sunrise McMillian, and John T. White elementary schools in the Fall. If you are interested in participating with BRIDGE in the Read2Win partnership, email us at bridgefw@gmail.com and sign-up for one of the upcoming trainings. Read 2 Win Video

To sign-up for an upcoming Read 2 Win training please visit, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-read2win-trainings-tickets-26570794963.

shelter volunteers

Homelessness is an issue that affects all aspects of our community, including families with kids. In partnership with the Women's Center of Tarrant County, we are soliciting volunteers to donate their time to children and families experiencing homelessness. If you are interested in any of the below volunteer opportunities, please let us know:

1. Male & Female presenters and/or mentors for  teen boys and girls, ages 12  and up. Teen groups meet every 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

2. Ongoing weekly Parenting Classes for presenters to present to Parents (presenter's choice based on expertise or skill set; share various parenting skills or any community resources/programs, professional skills to parents transitioning out of homelessness) at the following shelters:

  • Presbyterian Night Shelter (Fort Worth): Every Monday, 1:30 to 2:30 pm 
  • Union Gospel Mission (Fort Worth): Every 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, 5 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Arlington Night Shelter: Every Wednesday night, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

If you are interested please email us at, bridgefw@gmail.com