Bridge: Preparing For The Next Step
Learning & volunteering in the community
Helping in the school kitchen
The Bridge program was designed to help post-high school students prepare for independent living and career interests. The students experience things like planning a budget, going to the store, and preparing food in a kitchen. They have opportunities to learn to do hands-on tasks like gardening, painting, and sorting. They also visit businesses to grasp the types of jobs that make them run. They work on compiling a resume and have mock job interviews.
This leads to volunteer opportunities and job site visits and where they are immersed in a work environment for which they have expressed an interest. All of this helps Hope's Bridge program students prepare for life after they graduate.
Taking care of plants
Painting a food pantry