Macon County high school juniors and seniors, many of whom are fulfilling requirements for Bridge Builders Alabama, meet every other Tuesday night at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 81 between Notasulga and Tuskegee. Auburn University undergraduates work alongside them, as they develop skills related to life, work, and college. The program is funded in part by the Appalachian Regional Commission.
By Beth Givens, AU student
I t was great to see seventeen of the students from our program walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. I, as well as two other mentors, Raven Conwell and Kadedra Smith, were so excited to cheer for the students as they celebrated their successes. The past two years have flown by. It’s been such a pleasure working with each and every one of these students. They are going to, and have already done, great things!