Paid to Learn
BRDG pays students for their time to learn life and professional skills using a combination of mentors & coaches to provide the hands-on instruction & support. We create a continually evolving support system that emphasizes creativity and personal growth for students and volunteers alike.
For $240 per week stipend, students are required to spend 12 hours weekly to:
Advance their People skills such as communication, personality and strengths, and critical thinking
Acquire technical skills such as: time management, resumes, interviews, and financial literacy
Assemble their Leadership Development skills
The bottom line: We successfully shepherd first generation Engineering and Computer Science students to be the first in their family to achieve better-than-average professional job offers. Our graduates are well employed and every one of our current cohort secured a summer internship in their field of study.
The societal return on investment includes greater enhanced leadership in science, technology, and computer fields, and a more diverse pool of talented, future leaders. It takes 18 - 24 months to help position a first generation student for success that not only will transform their lives, but forever impact their families as well as those who hope to follow in their footsteps.