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Bridge Builders Academy

HCPS’ Bridge Builders Academy features virtual gatherings and discussions with experts on a host of topics, designed to connect you, our families, with information you need. The sessions are categorized in four “learning strands”:

  • Beyond the Classroom
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Exceptional Education
  • Information, Access and Opportunities

The series is presented by HCPS’ Department of Family and Community Engagement and the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center. For more information about the Family and Educator Resource Center, visit the center’s webpage.

Upcoming Events

Dyslexia 101

Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
Learning Strand: Exceptional Education

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Preventing Unhealthy Connections:  Sextortion, Online Relationships and Online Dating

Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m
Fairfield Area Library
1401 N. Laburnum Ave. Henrico, Va. 23223
Learning Strand: Beyond the Classroom

Power Advocacy: Enhancing Parent and Family Skills to Improve Student Success

Tuesday Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.  (VIRTUAL)
Learning Strand: Information, Access and Opportunities

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Growing up with Domestic Violence:  Impact on Children and How to Build Resilience in the Face of Domestic Violence 

Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m
Twin Hickory Area Library
5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va.
Learning Strand: Beyond the Classroom

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Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships: Know the Signs  

Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m
Libbie Mill Area Library
2100 Libbie Lake E. St., Henrico, Va.
Learning Strand: Beyond the Classroom

What is AAC? Learn How to Use a Communication Device to Help Your Child Communicate

Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.
Tuckahoe Area Library
1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229
Learning Strand: Exceptional Education

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Signs of Suicide

Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m (VIRTUAL)
Learning Strand: Beyond the Classroom

Learning Strand Categories

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Beyond the Classroom

Whether learning happens virtually or in person, conditions outside the class environment affect each student’s ability to thrive. “Beyond the Classroom” workshops give you new ways to support your learner at home and in the community.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

These workshops aim to empower students and families, and foster better practices of diversity, equity and inclusion for our youth, adults and community.

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Exceptional Education

Exceptional education services can be challenging to navigate. These sessions help families understand the exceptional education system and find the resources they need to better support their learners

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Information, Access and Opportunities

Discover the wealth of resources available to families in our community. These workshops connect parents, guardians, and educators with important information and services from HCPS experts and organizations in the Richmond region.