One of the experiences offered under the NYC Men Teach initiative is the Summer Bridge Program which prepares first-year teachers to enter their classrooms this fall. This past summer, 20 NYC Men Teach Anchors spent six weeks gaining hands-on practice by teaching summer school students. Summer Bridge Anchors were also provided with training sessions, access to a certified mentor teacher, and classroom observations from a site manager. On August 10, 2017 all 20 Summer Bridge Anchors attended a graduation ceremony where they presented portfolios which showcased the projects they completed over the summer. Best of luck to these teachers this fall as they continue to educate, engage, and empower the communities they will serve!