About the Bridge Leaders Program
The Bridge Leaders program is designed for CMSS students age 17-25 to collaborate and contribute to the CMSS community. The program supports our community’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) 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 by developing the creative potential of these young people 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. For the 2020-2021 school year, these scholarships are made possible by the Springfield Cultural Council, which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.