About the Bridge Leaders Program
Bridge Leaders is designed for young people of color ages 17-25 to collaborate and grow within the CMSS community. Together, the students build leadership, practical, and musical skills, learning from CMSS faculty, staff, and each other. The program supports our community’s young creatives as they transition to adulthood and the support systems from their high school years become more difficult to access. We help bridge this gap and develop their creative potential to become the future leaders of Springfield’s artistic community.
With the support of CMSS faculty, the Bridge Leaders meet on a biweekly basis to develop and participate in projects based on their own ideas, strengths, and identified areas of need in the CMSS and Springfield community. Bridge Leaders continue to improve their musicianship with scholarships for weekly lessons at CMSS. These scholarships are made possible by the Springfield Cultural Council, which is funded by the opens in a new windowMassachusetts Cultural Council.