Since opening in June 2010, thousands of teens have benefited from tens of thousands of hours of free programming at The Bridge Teen Center. From art programs and fitness classes to live music on Friday nights, The Bridge is designed exclusively for teens. Best of all, every program and event is offered free of charge. This is only possible because of the support of individuals, businesses, and foundations in the community.
The innovative nature of The Bridge has resulted in an overwhelming response from the entire community. As a result of this rapid growth, we doubled our square footage after being open for less than one year – adding a venue dedicated to live music, weekly music lessons, ongoing fitness programs, and more. Immediately after expanding, new student membership increased by over 400%. To this day, new students are finding their way to The Bridge each and every week.
As we work hard to meet increasing demand, there is an urgent need to broaden our base of support. Please consider joining our “family” of supporters by making a donation, volunteering, or purchasing an item on our wish list. As a grassroots organization, every donation remains local and supports teens in our community. Click on the DONATE, VOLUNTEER, or WISH LIST tabs at left to join our family of supporters.
If you own or work for a company or small business that is interested in supporting a great local cause, please see the links at the bottom of this page for more information about getting involved. If you would like to discuss other opportunities for companies, small businesses, and foundations to get involved with The Bridge Teen Center, contact us by email
or by calling 708.532.0500.
On behalf of the teens and families we serve, thank you for your consideration.