Good Work Starts Here
The Bridge offers various interactive workshops and training sessions focused on leadership, communication, team building, anti-bullying, self-care, and more. Rather than being crisis-oriented, we help prepare and guide young people in managing the challenges, questions, and issues that arise during their teenage years and beyond. In addition, we work with parents, teachers, and other adults to help support the young people in their lives and find new levels of awareness, growth, and life satisfaction.
These relationships are the foundation of developing social-emotional strengths that support overall thriving. They can also protect youth in the face of diverse challenges such as anxiety, navigating peer and family interactions, academic stress, and more complex social dynamics, such as structural inequities in communities and society.
For too long, under-resourced families have had to figure out how to survive while facing the daily challenges of living under the oppression of those inequities and injustices. While this has also created an unfair stigma for the city and its residents, it has instilled a powerful resilience amongst our tight-knit community.
For over four decades, The Bridge has worked side-by-side with families, their young people, and the local support community; training youth and young adults to be empathetic and confident leaders in the program, and beyond. As these young Bridge leaders grow and develop, they learn to express their powerful brilliance and become positive role models, encouraging one another and shining their light on their families, communities, and their future.