Student Bridges aims to create community partnerships based on mutual respect, reciprocity, and sustainability in their practices. Student Bridges has a variety of partnerships focusing on student success, college awareness and preparation initiatives. These partnerships include:


UMASS Amherst Upward Bound with Commerce High School (Springfield, MA)

“The Upward Bound Program is a year-round, federally sponsored, educational program serving high school students from the High School of Commerce. Students are eligible to participate in this program if they are from families in which neither parent has a bachelor’s degree and/or if they qualify as low-income. The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to increase the rate at which participants successfully complete high school and enroll in and graduate from college.” Student Bridges SRVCLRNG 293 & 393 students serve as Tutor Mentors on Mondays/Wednesdays in Upward Bound’s after school programming.

o Upward Bound at UMASS Amherst


Amherst Public Schools

Elementary School & High School
Leadership Workshops: “They made it…so can I!”
Specialized Workshops Dates TBD

High School
Thursdays 9:00-12:00pm
Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color Advisory Group (COSEBOC)
Coach and Mentoring Advisories

High School
Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm
Success After High School Workshop

Elementary School & High School
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00am-1:00pm
Leadership Workshops: Hair Project Workshop

Additional Topics:
Beauty’s connection to self esteem
Social Media: What do you see all the time
Social Media: Brains Vs. Beauty
Social Media Brains Vs. Beauty in the workplace


Holyoke Public Schools

High School
Wednesdays 2:00-4:00pm
Pa’lante Restorative Program
College Access