Be the Bridge.
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
The contact of information of local and school chapters can be found on the map below. If you would like to join or partner with a chapter, please reach out to the chapter president at the email listed. No chapter in your area? Start a chapter or become a State/National President to join our Paper Bridges community.
MEET THE TEAM
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.
Katie is 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.
OUTEREACH PRESS DIRECTOR
Daniel is a current senior at San Marcos High School in California. The summer before his senior year, he was a Press Outreach Intern for Paper-Bridges which inspired him to take on a position on the executive team. He’s excited to further the Paper-Bridges mission and looks forward to gaining more experience
Emily co-founded Paper Bridges and is a sophomore at Stanford University studying Management Sciences & Engineering and Computer Science. She's a strong advocate for youth social entrepreneurship and is the author of Beyond a Bake Sale.
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Kelly is a senior at Winston Churchill High School in Maryland. She joined Paper-Bridges in September of 2019. She is apart of her school's debate team and band, and enjoys contributing to her school as a student ambassador and a member of her grade’s executive board.
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.
Alyssa is currently a junior at Winston Churchill HS. She also fosters dogs from her local rescue and is part of her school’s DECA chapter.
Alisa is a sophomore at St. Cuthbert’s College in New Zealand. In addition to Paper Bridges, she is involved with her school's debate team and orienteering team. She also adores contributing to her school’s magazine and is currently setting up her own dance company for young girls.
Thu Nguyen is a rising junior at Winston Churchill High School. Aside from her work in Paper Bridges, she is also a qualifying member in many youth orchestra programs and a tutor taking part in DoReMi, a nonprofit organization, which allows her to tutor interested students on trombone nationally.
Devasena is the Recruitment Director at Paper Bridges and a senior at Montgomery Blair High School. She joined Paper Bridges in 2019. She is also passionate about writing, robotics, and STEM education.
Darìo is a rising Junior at Andrean High School and a Regional Director at StoryBox Books and Partnerships Director at Paper Bridges. He is also a Research Assistant at Princeton and is composing an Op-Ed on Immigration Policies and their effects on Latino youth's development and success in America. In his spare time, Darìo enjoys lifting weights, networking, and hot yoga.
Jenny “Jen” is a senior at California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley in the Production and Design Conservatory. With a focus on stage management in technical theatre comes her love for communication and organization. Paper Bridges caught her interest after learning about their mission and knowing she could help make an impact on the world.
Allen is a senior at Rancho Bernardo High School. Besides Paper Bridges, Allen enjoys reading and playing piano in his free time.
Kyra is a junior at Richard Montgomery High School. Outside of Paper Bridges, she enjoys reading, playing golf, and participating on her school’s Model UN team.
Angela is a student at Northwest High School in Maryland. She joined Paper Bridges in 2019 and is excited to continue working on the International Outreach Team. Outside of Paper Bridges, she plays club volleyball and is in the NYAS Junior Academy for STEM.
STATE AND NATIONAL PRESIDENTS