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Mission

Who We Are:

Bridge2Greatness, Incorporated is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit foundation designed to provide mentorship and life skill services to deserving adolescent girls.
This foundation provides exposure in the areas that include, but are not limited to: career exploration, educational opportunities, self confidence building, community service, and multicultural awareness.

What We Believe:

The mission of Bridge2Greatness, Incorporated, is to enhance educational development, promote self worth, and raise cultural awareness for at-risk and under-served girls. STEM, and STEAM.

Who We Serve:

Girls of color between the ages of 14 and 18 who reside in the Austin, Dallas, and Houston metro areas. The Foundation provides opportunities for the participants to network with positive mentors and to be personally exposed to successful women of color.

How You Can Help:

Bridge2Greatness, Incorporated, works tirelessly to provide support to at-risk and under resourced girls. In an effort to successfully execute the mission of the foundation, we graciously accept in-kind service and monetary donations which are tax deductible. Additionally, support can be provided by women of color who wish to serve as mentors. Your time, talent, monetary donations, resources and skills are all welcomed to the foundation.

Why this is important?

  • 17% of black girls are considered “chronically absent” missing 15 or more days of school a year
  • 45% of black girls did not meet standards on the 2018 English II. EOY Exam
  • And  62% of girls suspended 

What Is Going On?

More than 1 in 5 girls (21 percent) ages 14 to 18 reported that they had been kissed or touched without their consent. Black girls are 5.5 times more likely to be suspended than white girls.  US News & World Report.

Why are we needed:

Our girls are being identified as developmentally older than their peers and being disciplined as such.  It is up to us to mentor and show our girls positive examples of women who look like them so they are empowered to be successful too.

How many have we impacted?

Through our girls and their families we have impacted over 90 young girls lives, multiple households, communities, and schools.

Founder

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Brigid Ann Roberson, of Pflugerville, Texas, has always had a passion to help young girls with life skills.  Upon graduation from Texas State University, she worked for the Texas Employment Commission with the J.O.B.S. (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) program.  She remembered changing lives and providing a major impact by showing young ladies how to support themselves and their families.

Brigid is a consummate family woman who spends her life helping others.  Her motto: If I can help somebody along this journey, then my living shall not be in vain.

While working for the J.O.B.S. Program, Brigid provided exceptional training on life skills and job placement.  This training gave the young women the skills needed to support themselves  and to return to mainstream society non-dependent on federal assistance.  Her passion for empowering women is evident in the many years she has spent  mentoring countless young girls and women as they reach their full potential to not only be better, but to continue on to greatness.

Board Members

Dr. Alicia Moore is a Cargill Endowed Professor of Education and has been teaching in the Education Department at Southwestern University for 16 years. She is a nationally-known expert in Multiculturalism and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and teaches courses and workshops that provide a theoretical and practical framework for in-service and pre-teachers serving culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations.

Dr. Moore believes that programs such as Bridge2Greatness provide opportunities for young girls and women of color to gain the cultural capital needed to successfully navigate our society

As an interdisciplinary scholar, with a focus on culture, race, early childhood, and special education, her teaching, research, and service cross many boundaries reaching deep into the fields of history, education, sociocultural studies, and popular culture.  Dr. Moore’s passion presenting and facilitating is capacity-building workshops that provide opportunities to youth to develop a strong sense of agency.  Bridge2Greatness provides those opportunities.

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Patrice Withers-Stephens is a talented multifaceted professional with over 10 years of experience in Corporate Responsibility & Reputation, Community Relations, Communications, and Public Relations. Over the course of her career she has worked in mid-management for Fortune 500 companies. She considers herself to be a triple threat in the areas of integrated marketing communications.

Patrice is a summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. She is also a graduate of Amberton University where she received a Master of Arts in Professional Development.

Patrice’s greatest passion is to be able to serve those with the greatest needs which is why she devotes a significant amount of time to charitable organizations.

She is a member of The Potter’s House of North Dallas, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Public Relations Society of America, and an associate member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Patrice is also a member of the North Carolina A&T State University Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni Council.

After residing in the great state of Texas for 12 years she finally considers North Texas home though she will never depart from her North Carolina roots.

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Tiffany Dudley is an innovative, inspirational leader with over 17 years of corporate, 4 years of government, and 4 years of small business ownership experience. Her organizational knowledge is expansive having worked in Proposals/ Contracts, Compliance, Program Management, Go-to-Market Solution Strategy, Operations, Supply Chain, Management Analytics, and Talent Development. She currently leads a global talent development project team for a Fortune 50 technology company.

Holding her Masters of Art in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Bachelors of Art in Fine Arts (Concentration: Graphic Design) from Spelman College, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Tiffany prides herself on being an analytical and creative thinker. She is inclusive and culturally astute having traveled to over 20 countries across 4 continents.

Whether in her profession, service organization engagement, or volunteering, Tiffany’s passion is people development. Leveraging the knowledge gained from her experience in the public and private sectors, she provides coaching to parents and mentors youth in the areas of high school planning, college preparation, and adolescent personal branding.

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