Stephen Woerner

Bridge BuildersĀ® Alabama

Bridge Builders Alabama is a two-year youth leadership program for high school juniors and seniors across the River Region. The organization seeks to develop a future group of leaders who will set aside individual cultural, social, and economic differences, and work for the benefit of all. The Montgomery Dragon Boat Race & Festival, supported by Poarch, raises funds that benefit Bridge Builders.

“The Poarch Creek are essential members of our community. They have been here longer than anyone has, and they are a critical piece of what it means to have a conversation about race, about privilege. Alabama Natives, Alabama Neighbors is who the Poarch Creeks have been for Bridge Builders and also for the River Region.”
— Stephen Woerner, Executive Director, Bridge Builders® Alabama