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Spring 2014 Newsletter
Important Dates


  • Evening of October 30th
  • Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club
  • Jeff Duncan-Andrade PhD, Keynote Speaker
Program Dates
Summer: June 25 - July 23
Transitions: September - May
Peninsula Bridge
PO Box 963
Menlo Park, California 94026

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Working towards the Future


Randi Shafton and Jocelyn Swisher have officially logged six months on the job as co-Executive Directors, and are both feeling very inspired by Peninsula Bridge.

Read on... 

A Principal's View


Principal Dave Laurence talks about Beechwood's relationship with Bridge extending back over 20 years starting with Les Dewitt's brilliant idea to address the dreaded "summer slide".
Shining Bright at Woodside Priory  


Alice Alvarez is a smiling, upbeat 12th grader. Like most high school seniors across the United States, Alice just received her college acceptance letters. She will attend University of San Francisco in the fall.


After attending Peninsula Bridge for four summers, she went on to a successful high school experience at Woodside Priory and continued to stay involved at Bridge as a Teaching Assistant for three years. While at Priory, Alice has become a dynamic student leader and activist with strong convictions. 

Through the eyes of another...


Read Bridge Alumna Alice Alvarez's poem which deals with the issues of race and identity

Bridging the Path to High School Success!


Peninsula Bridge classes on Saturdays? You better believe it! During this school year, a group of ambitious 8th grade students and their families are participating in our new Transitions program. Over the course of 10 Saturday sessions, Bridge program alumni are honing key skills and knowledge that they will need to achieve high school success.