Peninsula Bridge offers underserved, highly-motivated middle school, high school and college students a comprehensive 12-year program with year-round academic and social-emotional support.
We deliver metrics-driven programs with solid results. For middle school students, we focus on closing the achievement gap through rigorous academics, project-based learning and personal development in the Middle School Academy. The High School Academy and College Mentoring Program concentrate on advising and mentoring students to successfully graduate. We work directly with principals from 34 Bay Area middle schools to recruit highly motivated rising 5th grade students. Qualifying students must be enrolled in California’s ‘free and reduced price lunch’ program and have at least a 3.0 grade point average to be eligible. They must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to remain in the Peninsula Bridge program.
For middle school and high school students, we emphasize cognitive and non-cognitive skill development. Our students develop the tools, thinking skills and habits of mind that help them understand what is possible for themselves and allow them to successfully manage new environments and new academic and social challenges.
Our proven cohort model — aligning students with high-achieving peers from similar backgrounds — achieves meaningful, measurable outcomes with the students we serve. We take the long view — providing a comprehensive and sustained continuum of educational and social-emotional support — to ensure a brighter future for students most at risk.
Read a magazine here called True Beauty written and produced by Middle School Academy students at our after-school San Mateo site.