Annual Bridges College Day
Bridges hosted an annual College Day every fall from 2007 to 2014. The events were held at the Taos Convention Center and typically attracted 500+ community members. We featured tips on types of degrees, types of schools, scholarships, interviewing, resume/essay writing, opportunities in college and much more! After eight wonderful years of hosting College Day, Bridges used the 2015-16 year to focus on other initiatives that address college access. We chose to work more comprehensively with our clients and we designed a curriculum called College Connections, which focuses on younger students. College Connections, a series of progressive college literacy lessons that will be implemented over five years, was launched in November 2016 with the Taos High School Class of 2021, who are eighth graders at Taos Middle School. The curriculum will help students reflect on how they can take steps in high school that match their post-secondary and life goals.
Alumni Panel Discussions
Alumni Panel Discussions feature local alumni from a broad range of colleges, universities and vocational schools speaking candidly about their college experiences. The conversations can cover topics such as paying for college, academic and college social life, leaving home for the first time, going to school while working and raising a family, post-college life, and career choice. Schools represented at past panel discussions include: Art Institute of Denver, Brown University, California Institute of the Arts, Colorado College, Columbia University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Luna Community College, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, Northern New Mexico College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico, University of New Mexico-Taos, Vassar College, and Wellesley College. Please call or e-mail us with questions about the next Alumni Panel Discussion. These events are a great way to learn about a variety of schools from people who attended them.