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Andrew Bridge

Andrew Bridge

Keynote Speaker: Children's Rights Advocate, Expert on Foster Care, NYT Best-Selling Author & Cancer Survivor

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Andrew Bridge Biography

Andrew Bridge spent 11 years in Los Angeles County foster care, then went on to earn a scholarship to Wesleyan, become a Fulbright Scholar, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident, and graduate from Harvard Law School. Bridge’s memoir "Hope’s Boy" is the true account of his life with his mother, a young mentally ill woman, of her efforts to keep and care for him, and of his life in foster care without her. As an adult, Bridge has spent his career bettering the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable children. His work has garnered coverage in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Reader's Digest, PBS, as well as in newspapers, radio, and television across the country.

Bridge began his legal career representing children throughout the State of Alabama as a staff attorney at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center – a national civil rights organization in Washington, D.C. In 1996, Bridge became Executive Director of the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles where he worked to expand the availability of legal services to children in foster care, children in poverty, children with HIV/AIDS or whose parents were dying of AIDS, and children with mental or physical disabilities.

Under Bridge’s leadership, the Alliance successfully sued Los Angeles County over its practice of not reviewing the safety of children in its care. The victory guaranteed foster children the right to see and speak with a social worker at least once a month. The Alliance also successfully challenged restrictions that forbid foster children and their families from openly discussing their experiences in the child welfare system.

Also, under Bridge’s leadership, the Alliance established the Health Care Partnership for Children to provide health care and related legal assistance to indigent children, as well as the Foster Children’s Adoption Project to streamline adoptions for Los Angeles County foster children. Bridge helped expand the Adoption Project into what has now become National Adoption Day – a coordinated effort to facilitate adoptions in cities across the nation – through which thousands of children continue to leave foster care and join new families. He also chaired Los Angeles County’s Blue Ribbon Foster Care Task Force, which investigated the safety and well-being of foster children after hundreds had disappeared or died while in county care. The Task Force’s recommendations received national attention.

Bridge is a founding director of New Village Charter School – one of the country’s first charter schools to focus on the needs of children in foster care and in the delinquency system. The school prepares girls in state care, as well as girls in the community, grades 7-12, for college, post-secondary education, or skilled employment. Bridge also serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Annes, a group home for pregnant and parenting teens.

Bridge left the Alliance in 2002 to become Managing Director of Child Welfare Reform at the Broad Foundation in Los Angeles. Since leaving the Broad Foundation and working to improve educational opportunities for foster children, Bridge completed his first book and memoir, Hope’s Boy. He is currently working on his second book, The Children of Eufaula, which describes the past and present lives of the children he represented at the Eufaula Adolescent Center in southern Alabama. Part personal narrative, part investigative journalism, The Children of Eufaula revisits a group of boys, now men, who grew up in Alabama’s foster care, state-psychiatric and juvenile justice systems. Their names and childhood traumas became embroiled, for better and for worse, in one of the largest and longest-lasting civil rights lawsuits in American history; and they have struggled to make a place for themselves in the world ever since.

A cancer survivor, Bridge now lives in Los Angeles.

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Andrew Bridge on Supporting Foster Children & Families

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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andrew Bridge for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andrew Bridge for your next private or corporate function.

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All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andrew Bridge or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andrew Bridge or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Andrew Bridge is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Law and Cancer. The estimated speaking fee range to book Andrew Bridge for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Andrew Bridge generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Christina Meredith, James Garbarino and Kimberly Noble. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Andrew Bridge for an upcoming event.

Andrew Bridge Videos

Andrew Bridge on Supporting Foster Children & Families

How to book Andrew Bridge?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Andrew Bridge for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Andrew Bridge, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Andrew Bridge or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Andrew Bridge?

Booking fees for Andrew Bridge, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andrew Bridge, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Andrew Bridge?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andrew Bridge for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andrew Bridge for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andrew Bridge or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andrew Bridge or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Andrew Bridge is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Law and Cancer. The estimated speaking fee range to book Andrew Bridge for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Andrew Bridge generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Christina Meredith, James Garbarino and Kimberly Noble. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Andrew Bridge for an upcoming event.

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