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Our Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Lauretha Bellinder

Lauretha L. Bellinder has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Dillard University, Master of Business Administration from Jackson State University, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Mathematics from the University of Texas in Arlington. Lauretha is a certified teacher in Mathematics and Business Education. Lauretha served in the classroom for 9 years and continues to help students as the owner of B-Excellent Tutoring. She has functioned as the Executive Director of Bridge Builders Leadership Initiative since January of 2018 and is now the Director of Programs for both Bridge Builders and Bridge Kidz. She works diligently to ensure that both programs run excellently and efficiently and has a sincere heart for the community.

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Jadyn Mackey

Jadyn has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College. She joined the team as program coordinator for Bridge Builders in August of 2021. She has volunteered at Bridge Builders since its start in 2018, and she is excited to continue to serve the youth of our community!

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