Your support allows us to include exceptional young people in our programs, regardless of their ability to pay.
Building Bridges is not a fee-based program, we provide full funding for the majority of our participants. You can help make this life-changing experience possible for more deserving teens. Please join us by sponsoring a participant.
The participants are drawn from four “home groups,” with participants from different political perspectives, ethnic, religious, and class backgrounds.
- Metro Denver: (14 girls) We are excited to announce that all of our U.S. participants will be coming from the Metro Denver area – members of this group of young women hail from rural Greeley to urban Denver and beyond.
- Israeli Jewish: (12 girls) The Israeli home group is mostly Jewish, and varies in their political perspectives and religious observance.
- Palestinian/Arab Israeli: (11 girls) This home group is drawn from Arabic speakers, including Palestinian, Druze, Bedouin, and other groups who live inside of Israel.
- Palestinian: (10 girls) This home group includes Muslim and Christian young women, and at this time the participants come from East Jerusalem and cities and towns in the West Bank.
What are the costs?
$3,500 is the cost per participant for one program year: August 2013 – July 2014.
This includes both the summer intensive held in Colorado and programming conducted in their home communities throughout the school year.
$2,000 covers the full cost of the residential summer intensive in Colorado: August 2-18
$1,000 covers all room and board costs for one participant
$800 provides program supplies and facilitation costs for one participant
$235 supports mentoring and support from a trained program alum
$106 covers the summer visual arts enrichment program for one participant
$85 sponsors one night of room and board for one participant
$57 supports the summer cross-cultural music program for one participant
$1,500 funds year-round programming in participants’ home communities: September – July
$350 supports participation in a cross-community weekend retreat
$45 covers the cost to attend a home group meeting