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The Bridge Project

Programs

Program Model
The Bridge Project uses three primary program components to provide educational supports and opportunities to youth and families.  The Project serves a continuum of youth from preschool through college. Each of the three program components includes a number of distinct opportunities for children, youth, and parents.

After-School Program

The After-School Program includes academic and youth intervention components.  Academic and literacy programs aim to increase participants' skills and self-confidence to be successful in school.  92% of Bridge participants participated in homework help sessions during the 2011 - 2012 school year; 62% of participants attended regular tutoring sessions.

Students also benefit from technology training opportunities.  87% of Bridge participants attended computer classes during the 2011 - 2012 school year.  Computer classes are taught by the Tech Team, composed of high school youth.

Summer Program

The Summer Program offers opportunities for children and youth to participate in daily literacy activities, attend outdoor education programs, and enroll in a technology academy.  Activities emphasize the importance of maintaining and increasing literacy skills during the summer months when children and youth are in jeopardy of experiencing a decline in reading ability.

Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program affords the opportunity for youth to attend college or university.  The program awards supplemental scholarships to cover tuition, fees, and books at each student's chosen higher education programs.

Scholarship students study many subjects, including education, criminal justice, neuroscience, psychology, graphic design, nursing, and business.  Several students have continued on to graduate school, attending programs in dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, education, chemistry, and social work.