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What Can Be Done About Bullying?

Posted on Oct 16 2020 by Aaron Heldt

What Can Be Done About Bullying?

Bullying can be found in all types of organizations and societal structures, but it is perhaps more obvious and destructive during the middle school and high school years. The concept of bullying behavior in schools has been presented so often in films and television that it has become almost an expectation of being a student. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Even though bullying has been around as long as humans have lived in societies, there are bullying prevention efforts that can make these formative years safer for middle school and high school age students. 

Teen Center and Thrift Store Preparing Teens for the Workforce

Job readiness programs help teens develop an increased sense of social responsibility, develop valuable soft and hard skills in an active business setting, improve communication and critical thinking skills, discover their passions and potential career paths, develop a sense of purpose, and mobilize them to not just exist in their community but to be an active part of it.

"Drive Out Bullying" Returns in October

Posted on Aug 17 2020 by Priscilla Steinmetz

"Drive Out Bullying" Returns in October

The Bridge Teen Center and The Bridge Thrift Store are pleased to announce that the "Drive Out Bullying" initiative will be held again this October in honor of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Whether sponsoring, volunteering, donating goods, or shopping, there are multiple ways for you, your family or your business to support this important campaign.

We’re In This Together: 5 Benefits of Family Volunteerism

Volunteering with your family provides numerous benefits. Whether it be serving your local food pantry, animal shelter, senior citizen home, or non-profit community thrift store (how about The Bridge Thrift Store?!), all provide unique ways to give back to the community as well as opportunities for you and your family to connect in a meaningful way.

Chefs’ Auction 2020 provides unlimited Bridge access for 640+ students!

In total, our annual Chefs' Auction fundraiser raised over $193,000 which will provide 640 students with unlimited access to The Bridge Teen Center for one full year. All proceeds from the event supported the 350+ free holistic afterschool programs and events held every year for thousands of teens from 128 different communities.