Bridge Builder Program

NEW FOR 2020! Bridge Builder Excellence Award! 

This award will go to a high school football player that has best exemplified the pillars of the Bridge Builder program. Every high school in South Carolina with a football program will be allowed to nominate at least one player for the honor.  The top 10 nominees will be invited to the 2020 SCFHOF Enshrinement Ceremony scheduled for May 28, 2020 at the Hilton Greenville, where the award winner will be announced at that time.


  •  Character
  •  Academic
  •  Career

What is the Program?

This program is developed through a partnership between the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) and the South Carolina Department of Commerce (through the Greenville Regional Workforce Advisor, Jay Blankenship). Bridge Builder is a Workforce Initiative aimed to Educate, Empower, and Encourage South Carolina youth to foster character, academic, and career development. Program was launched in the Fall of 2018 in Greenville County.

Since fall of 2018, hundreds of Greenville County students have attended ACT and SAT Prep Courses through our collaboration with Jay Blankenship. In 2019, we dedicated one-on-one time with local student-athletes through lunch and learn events.  In 2020, we focused on a statewide influence by honoring those student athletes from around 300 schools that are demonstrating the overall objectives of the program.

Brandon Burger, formers linebacker at North Greenville talks to the students at Southside High School about their transition from high school to college and life lessons off the field.


  • Educational Workshops
  • SAT and ACT Workshops
  • Career Readiness
  • Understanding your Personal Brand
  • Networking Strategies
  • NCAA Eligibility
  • College Tours
  • Life Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership
  • Social Media Responsibility
  • Character Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Peer to Peer Mentoring
  • Youth Mentorship

Executives from Spinx Corporation talk to students about their workforce development opportunities and educational programs that Spinx offers including their tuition reimbursement program.

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