About Boston's Bridge to Excellence

We are passionate about delivering high-level educational programs and opportunities to enrich the lives of preschool and school age children. 


Boston's Bridge to Excellence (BBTE) mission is to provide enrichment programming that empowers youth from economically distressed areas to become leaders of change in their communities. We help youth in grades K through 7th to build academic skills, develop leadership skills, and engage in experiential and service-learning opportunities so they have the tools needed to reach their full potential in a global society.


Boston's Bridge to Excellence offers quality Before School, After School and Summer Vacation programming inside various Boston Public Schools. No matter what school BBTE is located in, your child will participate in our programs that are led by trained, dedicated, and caring Educators that will guide your child through our core program areas. These core programs consist of character & leadership, education & career, health & life skills, sports, fitness & recreation, and creative arts.


Boston's Bridge to Excellence programs are offered to youth in inner city communities, because we believe that “all students can build a bridge to excellence”, no matter where they live. BBTE believes in creating and facilitating a way for children to access that bridge!


Boston’s Bridge to Excellence was founded in 2011 by Dejon Rice as an initiative to help students and populations in dire need of assistance in education. Dejon started the non-profit from the ground-up with only 13 students. By the end of the first year the program had grown to 78 students. In was also in that first year that the organization joined with their first partner – the Boston Public School system. Today, Boston’s Bridge to Excellence has a portfolio of partners all working in unison to consistently deliver programs that leverage high-level educational and career-focused opportunities for students in the Greater Boston Area.


Over the past 11 years, Boston’s Bridge to Excellence has offered Before School, After School and Summer programming in various schools within the Boston Public School district. BBTE provides programs for children ages 3 to 13 years old. Over these years Boston’s Bridge to Excellence has asked and listened to the needs of the families and schools they partner with to ensure they are providing what is truly needed by the community. BBTE programs not only provide academic support for the children, but also provide new skills, resources and opportunities for the students to experience.