Be the Bridge.


About us

Paper Bridges is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2017 by then high schoolers Emily Yuan and Rebecca Huang, who set out on a mission to help provide emotional support to orphans. Since then, Paper Bridges has sent letters to orphanages internationally from school chapters, projects, and individuals sharing their love from all around the world. 

We are firm believers that anyone can create a positive impact on the world, no matter their time and resources. Whether it is starting a chapter or project, donating, or just writing a single letter, your actions can have a lasting impact on a child's life. Our hope is to empower members of the community to work together to support orphans and vulnerable children around the world. 

Chapters and Orphanages

Meet The Team

Rebecca Huang

Founder, CEO

Becca started Paper Bridges as a sophomore in high school. She is currently a sophomore at Yale University studying English and History of Art and enjoys cooking and reading in her free time.

Emily Yuan – Paper Bridges

Emily Yuan

Founder, CEO

Emily co-founded Paper Bridges and is a sophomore at Stanford University studying Management Sciences & Engineering. She's a strong advocate for youth social entrepreneurship and is the author of Beyond a Bake Sale.

Yichi Zhang


Yichi is a senior at Montgomery Blair HS in Maryland. Paper Bridges caught her eye from the first bake sale, and she is tremendously proud of all the progress that has been made in the past few years.

Katie Yuan

International Outreach Director

Katie is the International Outreach Director at Paper Bridges and a junior at Richard Montgomery High School. She is passionate about business and founded InnovateX, a non profit organization designed to spark a passion for entrepreneurship within younger students.

Carina Guo

USA Outreach Co-Director

Carina is a junior at Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland and has been a part of Paper Bridges since 2019. Outside of Paper Bridges, she is an active member of her school's debate, computer science, and math teams and loves music!

Andy Wang

USA Outreach Co-Director

Andy is a junior at Winston Churchill High School who is interested in biology and mathematics. He joined Paper Bridges in 2019. In his free time, Andy enjoys playing volleyball and saxophone.

Kelly Yu

Social Media Co-Director

Kelly is a rising senior at Winston Churchill High School in Maryland. She joined Paper-Bridges in September of 2019. While she is apart of her school debate team and band, she also enjoys contributing to her school as a student ambassador and member of her grade’s executive board.

Carrie Wang

Social Media Co-Director

Carolyn “Carrie” Wang is a rising junior at Wootton High School in Maryland. She joined Paper Bridges in 2019. In addition to Paper Bridges, Carrie is a member of her school’s field hockey team and Model UN team.


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Paper Bridges

P.O BOX 342321

Bethesda MD, 20827

email: team@paper-bridges.org


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