Bridge UP

BridgeUp (BU) was founded by Helen Gurley Brown and launched with and inspired by a group of high schoolers from the Bronx. Today, BU is a multi-year, multi-disciplinary educational and professional program based in New York City and expanding nationally. The program focuses on education – for youth from low-income communities, for middle and high school girls interested in STEM fields, for college and university women leaders, for women scientists. BU does it all. The program collaborates with the finest institutions, organizations and companies to transform students into scholars, fellows into successful leaders, and help them all reach their highest potential.  BU is creating and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, creators, industry leaders and change-makers. All of BU’s programs are tuition-free and BU provides full support – financial, educational, mentorship and more – to help every scholar and fellow pursue every passion. For more information visit

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