Bridge Builders Mission Statement

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“Bridge Builders seeks to develop among high school students a group of future leaders who can lay aside individual and cultural differences and work for the benefit of all.” This is the mission statement for Bridge Builders which is a program that I participated in my junior year of high school, and now actively involved with my senior year. The program, without a doubt, lives up to its mission statement. During the program we participated in leadership, personal, and team building activities. The program’s methods taught me how to be a great leader in any situation, whether I was leading myself or a group. I also made life-long friendships, and I am still meeting new people at our meetings that we have during the school year. The summer before my junior year of high school I attended my 10-day residential Junior Conference at Christian Brothers University. Entering the program I had mixed feelings because I was so excited to meet new people, but at the same time I was extremely nervous because I had no idea what I was getting myself into.…show more content…
to get settled in our dorms, get acquainted with our new roommates, and get our team shirts that we would have to wear everyday during the conference. When I arrived that morning I was so tired from packing all night, but I was surely awaken by the super loud and excited welcoming staff. I could tell that each and every one of them was so excited to be there and embark on that amazing journey with us. In the process of giving us our keys to our dorm and our shirts, the staff reminded us that we could not have our cell phones or any other electronic devices. This part was kind of devastating to most of us because like most teenagers we were all into our phones, IPods, and laptops. Eventually we forgot all about those things because we were so busy making new friends and participating in all the fun

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