Community Engagement

BridgeUp at Menninger


The mission of BridgeUp is to improve the mental health and well-being of vulnerable adolescents. Our focus is on prevention and early intervention of behavioral and mental health disorders through the BridgeUp Model of (1) school-based social and emotional learning programs, (2) behavioral health supports and (3) collaboration.

Through Magic Grants to school and community partnerships, we aim to create bold, sustainable systemic improvements that enhance social and emotional learning (SEL), academic achievement and well-being in vulnerable adolescents.
BridgeUp at Menninger is an initiative of The Menninger Clinic. Menninger is a leading mental health system dedicated to treating individuals, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. BridgeUp is supported by a generous gift from the Brown Trust/Pussycat Foundation of New York.

Magic Grants

2019-2020 Magic Grants
The Request for Proposals opens March 1, 2019. Please review the funding priorities, eligibility criteria and timeline. Apply here. Listen to the recording of the March 8 Grant Orientation Teleconference here.
2018-2019 Magic Grants
View announcement of the current grant recipients and how these schools and agencies are supporting Houston's students.
For more information, please contact us at BridgeUp at Menninger.