Student Voices

"The Bridge Program taught us to knock on doors, to ask better questions, to contribute to humanity, and to change ourselves before we ask for changes.”

Andrea Leahy

Cuquio, Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
Gardening, running, hiking, yoga, writing, and spending time with her daughter

Part-time student at West Los Angeles College, full-time mother. Andrea is also training to be a violence prevention specialist with the organization Peace Over Violence.

"The Bridge Program was a gift for all of us: a gift of knowledge, hope, and dreams. For nine months, we learned together as a group and grew as individual thinkers. Through philosophy, Bridge gave us many tools to understand the questions we all have about loss, ignorance, injustice, and the hard circumstances of our lives. Perhaps the biggest lesson was trust; we learned to trust in each other and ourselves."