The Patty Disney Center for Life and Work officially launched the Bridge to Industry (B2I) program in the Fall of 2022 thanks to a generous gift from the Walt Disney Company. This mentorship program was created to support self-identified BIPOC students in pursuit of careers in the entertainment industry.

The Bridge to Industry program seeks to serve as a bridge to connect self identifying BIPOC animation students to industry leaders and professionals through mentorship, experiences, and events and access to a diverse artist community. The program curates workshops with leading industry professionals, provides access to major industry conferences, as well as field trips to local studios such as Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures and Paramount.  

For questions, mentorship inquiries or event updates, contact Bridge to Industry Coordinator Brent Kuszyk at