Last May, Bridges started "Bridges 3+", a program designed to honor students from the St. Paul's Schools who volunteer in three or more Bridges programs during their high school years. On May 26, 2011, Bridges held its second "Bridges 3+" induction ceremony, honoring six high school students for their extraordinary commitements to the students in the Bridges Program.
This year's event started with a speech from Bridges graduate Stephon Dingle, who is now a rising senior and president of his class at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Stephon spoke about his own experience in the Bridges Program and the impact that high school volunteers have had on his life. Stephon was followed by six Bridges students who each presented a personalized thank you note and a 3+ sweatshirt to one of the volunteers.
At the end of the ceremony, Bridges students joined volunteers and their families for light refreshments and conversation.