“The Poarch Creek are essential members of our community. They have been here longer than anyone else 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 for the River Region as well.”
—Stephen Woerner, Executive Director, Bridge Builders® Alabama
Bridge Builders Alabama is a two-year youth leadership program for high school juniors and seniors from 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® Alabama.