The Bridge - Empowerment Program

Bridge Program

Empowering Up

Since 1979, The Bridge's mission has been to empower people to live their best lives through enhancing life skills, building healthy communities, and living with purpose, love, and compassion for oneself and others. 
And while a lot has changed since 1979, our commitment to the community is stronger than ever. From offering various interactive workshops to training sessions focused on leadership, communication, self-care, and more – our vision is a world where every interaction "Bridges" people to resources, community, and ultimately, their authentic self.

To contact The Bridge, call 856-305-3714 or email You can also stay up-to-date on our Facebook page.

Empowered Since '79

The Bridge is a nationally recognized empowerment and leadership program designed to engage participants ages 13 and up. Here, we inspire our community to learn new skills, build meaningful connections, and interact with diverse groups and individuals. These authentic interactions are the foundation for developing social-emotional strengths that help our members thrive in real-world scenarios.

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Our Workshops and Services

Throughout its history, The Bridge has offered trauma-informed, holistic care, which nurtures physically, spiritually, and emotionally. With that as our foundation, we facilitate safe spaces for building authentic, harmonious relationships among our diverse participants. We appreciate your interest, and we look forward to getting to know you or your group!

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Community and Partnerships

Join the Purpose

Do you have a specialty you'd like to share with The Bridge youth and young adults? From helping our community with resume writing to enhancing public speaking skills, we do it all! Volunteer subject-matter experts to expand our program offerings are always welcomed. Email us today at – we would love to connect with you to learn more!  

Are you looking to volunteer? Or perhaps interested in completing required or voluntary service hours in the community? The Bridge would love to have you! As a volunteer, you'll learn valuable leadership and communication skills while meeting some truly wonderful people. Email us for more info!

Partners and Programs

The Bridge offers two core programs – our flagship program, The LEADER Lab, and our newest initiative, the Bridging Leaders Mentorship Program – along with other workshops and services. As a key component of Virtua's family of programs, our philanthropic partners have made significant investments in the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable communities. With your help, The Bridge is truly Here for Good.

Powered by Philanthropy

This program is made possible, in part, by Virtua’s generous philanthropic partners. To make a gift of any amount please visit Select Make A Gift and choose The Bridge under Designation. Thank you; we are grateful for your support!


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Follow us on Facebook (@TheBridge1980) for up-to-date information about workshops, events, and so much more!