Kemberly Bush has one main mission for our BRIDGES families: make a big difference in their lives so they can achieve “their best self.”
She’s the CEO of the nonprofit Pathways to Prosperity in Boynton Beach and has been director of BRIDGES at Boynton Beach since our program’s inception.
A great listener with a wide smile and passion for helping children and their families reach prosperity, Kemberly has a great story to tell about where she came from and where she wants to go in life.
1) Describe your job at BRIDGES.
As a BRIDGES Director, I get the opportunity to oversee the various strategies we utilize to ensure that families in Boynton Beach have a safe place to connect with other families and learn how to advocate for the children and themselves. I also have the privilege of working with the best team to ensure that every child has what is necessary to thrive.
2) Why did you decide to work at BRIDGES?
Because I knew that the goals of BRIDGES aligned with my heart which is to make an impact in the lives of those who did not know where to turn in order to achieve “their best self”.
3) What do you enjoy most about your job?
The best part of my job is being able to witness lives transform by individuals and families coming to know that it is “OK” to dream and that they can accomplish those dreams by surrounding themselves with others who believe in them.
4) How are you making a difference in the lives of BRIDGES families?
I believe I am making a difference by helping families to create a life plan for themselves and their children.
5) What do you hope families gain from attending BRIDGES activities?
It is my hope that families leave every activity with increased knowledge and a feeling of accomplishment.
6) Tell us about yourself –
Where did you grow up, I grew up in Riviera Beach, Florida.
How long have you lived in Palm Beach County? My entire life.
What are your goals for the future? It is my goal to spend as much time as possible with my family and travel around the world with my husband. I want to expose my grandchildren to new experiences and opportunities available to them.
7) Tell us something that we do not know about you?
Family – I am the baby girl and 7th child of eight (8) children born to my parents who were married for 53 years before they both passed away. My father was a Pastor and taught each of us that it is better to give than to receive.
Hobbies – I love to read and I enjoy spending time with my family.
Claims to fame – I am a hopeless romantic…. My parents met at a park in Winston Salem, NC. And I was named after that park.