About BridgeUP: CORE
BridgeUP:Core is the New York Public Library’s innovative program that supports teens in New York City in reaching their academic potential. From the 8th grade through high school graduation, BridgeUP:CORE provides its students with long-term mentorship, academic support, and access to engaging learning opportunities that foster critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. It is the collective impact of these resources that help BridgeUP:CORE Scholars graduate from high school with a vision for their future, as well as the skills and mindset necessary for continued success. Click here to learn more.
BeWell is a program developed by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health to work with BridgeUP:CORE at the New York Public Library. BeWell provides health and wellness services to scholars and their families to enhance the academic enrichment and youth develop programming provided by BridgeUP.
BeWell supports scholars throughout their participation in BridgeUP:CORE by creating health promotion workshops, activities, and resources on topics that are most important to teens, such as: stress management, maximizing physical health, maintaining healthy relationships and reducing involvement in risky behaviors. It also provides support services to BridgeUP scholars and their families, by connecting them to services such as health care, counseling, and health insurance.
BridgeUp:CORE and BeWell are generously funded by the Trust of David and Helen Gurley Brown. Other initiatives funded by the Trust include:
- BridgeUP: STEM at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City
- BridgeUP: Wellness at the Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas
- BridgeUP: FILM affiliated with Glassbreaker Films at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkley, California
Each of these programs have a unique focus on making measurable improvement in the lives of at-risk adolescents