We began Bridge Campus in East Africa to build leaders who will address issues in their culture, and now we must not neglect the same work in our own U.S. culture.
Over the past few years, we have gathered information on leadership needs in the United States. Our findings demonstrate that our Bridge Campus approach towards leadership development is not limited to Africa but can produce needed leadership results right here in the United States.
To form leaders for the new tomorrow, Mercy Partners' Directors voted and approved Bridge Campus U.S. Thanks to Tom and Sandie Kilian, who have granted half of their land in Chatham, VA, to host the campus.
We will host our first 12-day leadership program for ages 17-21. Over the next five years, we forecast that 60 “Venturers" will receive training. Keep watch for updates on the Bridge Campus work, along with opportunities to engage and serve.