Open House & New Student Orientation

Posted on Mar 20 2019 by Aaron Heldt

Open House & New Student Orientation

Join us for our Open House and New Student Orientation on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10AM-1PM. Families with teens who will be in grades 7th-12th in the fall are welcome to attend this free event (this includes graduating 6th graders).

Before You Arrive... (New Students Only) 

We ask that brand new students complete a FREE Student Membership Application in advance to save time and avoid long lines. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete at home. If your teen is already a member of The Bridge, they do not have to complete this step.

Parking Information 

Please respect our neighbors by only parking in The Bridge's parking lot (in front and rear of the building). To save close spaces for people who are physically limited, please consider parking in our overflow parking area at Traverso's Restaurant (in gravel lot BEHIND restaurant on 71st Court and Wheeler Drive). The Bridge's bus will run back and forth to overflow parking to bring guests to our front door. 

10:00AM - New Student Orientation

Get to know The Bridge, meet our staff, tour our space and get the inside scoop, including how to sign up for free programs! This is perfect for new students and their parents/guardians to attend together. Advance sign-up is strongly recommended, as space is limited. To sign up for Orientation, call 708.532.0500 or send an email to

11AM to 1PM - Community Open House

Check out our space, celebrate our 9th Anniversary with us, get a behind the scenes tour of The Bridge Thrift Store, and enjoy light snacks and beverages provided by Creative Cakes, Starbucks in Tinley Park, and Trader Joe's of Orland Park. All students must be accompanied by an adult during this event, as this is not a supervised student function. This event is open to the public.

2PM - Summer Programs Open for Sign-Up

Our Summer Programs will go LIVE on the website on Saturday, June 1st at 2PM. At this time, students with a Bridge membership can use their login credentials to sign up for our Free Summer Programs. If you don't know your login credentials, please call us at 708.532.0500 or send an email to If you do not have login credentials, you will be unable to sign-up for programs when they go live at 2PM. 

This event is sponsored by Moraine Valley Community College.