The Bridg-It Foundation
Bridg-It is the first of its kind, Positive Only Social Network for schools. It's platform has successfully proven that we can proactively combat anxiety, depression, and suicide at a young age.
Bridg-It has been fully engaged in 20-30 schools over the past two years, collecting data. Thousands of app generated "Shout-Outs" and "Wins" have been sent to & from students every day. Hundreds of principals and teachers have made measurable improvements in their classrooms.
The platform is ready to scale. In order conduct research and to help 200 schools pay for Bridg-It's platform, we are raising $1,000,000. We are doing this to use positive affirmations and acts of kindness in order to combat student loneliness, depression, and suicide.
Dr Lipson is Diplomate in Forensic Psychology American Board of Professional Psychology. He is an internationally recognized expert in Forensic Psychology based in San Diego, California. He translates psychological research into actionable, evidence-based practices that significantly reduce violence in our communities he partners. Dr. Lipson has spent three decades tackling violence against children in the prevention, intervention, and prosecution of violent crimes.
Dr. Gillespie is Chief Academic Officer of Bridg-it, LLC. He is a retired dean of Academic Affairs at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/The City University of New York.
Dean of the School of Education, Stresses Partnerships With Local Institutions. She works to strengthen the high quality clinical experiences with educators and students.
Bridg-It has been fully engaged in 20-30 schools over the past two years, collecting data. Thousands of app generated "Shout-Outs" and "Wins" have been sent to & from students every day.
Hundreds of principals and teachers have made measurable improvements in their classrooms.
Glen Rice of the Miami Heat shows his support for the Bridgit positive only social network. He is a big fan of helping kids be included and connected.
Glen has tirelessly helped our mission to get kids in Broward County reengaged after this extended school closure.
His relentless positive energy affects kids, staff our team and everyone else in the Bridg-it program, and we are all better for it.
Teachers love the platform, and have fully embraced the positive social network in their classrooms. They are acutely aware of the sentiment of their classroom.
The teachers have seen a measurable increase in student connectedness and positivity, and this spills over to better relationships outside of school.
By sending positive messages to each other, and measuring the pulse of the school, kids are no longer being left behind.
We have found that kids want to have a voice, and they long to be involved in their education and connect with their peers.
If we give them a place to express it positively and safely, and provide easy access to connecting with others they will embrace it.
This tool lets kids use their favorite medium to communicate: their phone.
And by providing a safe space to only share positive messages, we get the best of all worlds: engaged kids, a positive school environment, and a place for safe inclusion.
All student led.