Mentoring at The Bridge

The Bridge Mentor Program represents a key component of our mission and is how we provide local opportunity youth with the vital human connection and support they need to develop problem-solving, communication, and critical life skills.

Mentor Program Goals Include:

  • Increased school attendance and performance
  • Improved social and life skills
  • Improved inter and intrapersonal relationships
  • Reduced conflict with peers and family relationships
  • Increased social capital
  • Reduced risk of criminal activity and substance use

Our Mentoring Programs

Beyond The Bridge

The Bridge Mentor Program is a prevention program for children aged 11-17. Our program pairs adult mentors one-on-one with youth and facilitates monthly activities for the larger group.

Bridge Buddies

The Bridge Buddies school based program provides a mentoring opportunity for elementary students in our community by matching the youth with caring adults who are interested in making positive impacts in the lives of the children.

If you are an Education Partner, please contact us to enroll in the Bridge Buddies Program. 

Weekly Drop-ins

In partnership with the Buehler YMCA, The Bridge offers weekly drop-ins at the Buehler YMCA every Thursday. We have activities ranging from hanging out, studying & homework, crafting, games, and using the available YMCA facilities. No sign up is required and check in at The Bridge offices at the YMCA upon arrival.

Where: Buehler YMCA

When: Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Who: Ages 11-17

Partner Service Documents

Mentoring (English):
Mentor Program Interest Form

Mentoring (Spanish):
Mentor Program Interest Form