Bridge of Faith

Expanding the Kingdom of God, one Life at a Time

Bridge of Faith

Bridge of Faith Youth Center’s mission is to provide a bridge for the low to moderate income children and youth to take advantage of the educational and economic tools and opportunities presented by achieving a high level of education.  Bridge of Faith Youth Center is dedicated to foster and reinforce positive values and habits. The Center’s mission includes providing a positive impact on the children and youth being served by providing a safe and secure environment while providing much-needed help in their education and empowering them to reach their fullest potential. Bridge of Faith Youth Center staff will work to bring extra assistance to students in need along with computer access involving the use of education and economic opportunity to students of Southbridge through a variety of tutoring, mentoring and technology instruction and programs.

At Bridge of Faith, we consider the safety and well being of the children and youth our highest priority.  Bridge of Faith has enacted carefully crafted policies for the well-being of all involved in our program.  Details about these policies are available here.

Objectives

Bridge of Faith Youth Center is a program that has been created in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the juvenile court system. The goal of this program is to provide at risk & low to moderate income youths a place where they can have access to the supports and resources necessary to experience a higher education and reenergize the lost faith in possibilities that await each and every one of them. We will offer positive support systems to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. Each young person’s focus will be different but the goal remains the same.

  • Tutoring
  • Computer Education
  • Impact Seminars
  • Connections
  • Recreational

Our Services

Bridge of Faith Youth Center offers youths that have already been identified as at-risk or low to moderate income, an opportunity to enhance their educational & computer skills that will develop a positive attitude towards their future. A long term goal of Bridge of Faith Youth Center is to empower the young person with the necessary skills to break the stigma and habits that are leading to trouble in school and in our streets. Bridge of Faith Youth Center will have five major components of its programming. They are as follow:

Connections

This component would serve a resource to bridge the multitude of social services and non-profit agency that could be used in our community.

Computer Education

This component would use technology as a tool: Although technology literacy is one of the goals of our classes, we believe that technology is a powerful enabling tool that can support critical thinking and other developmental skills.

Impact Seminars

This component would allow the youth to participate in impact seminars that our youth will learn about different skills, expand on vocational abilities and provide them with leadership skills.

Recreational

This component would use a series of recreational activities that would promote positive skills and also contribute to our community. Some activities would be but not limited to: video games, arts & crafts, team building activities, (challenges) talent shows & community clean up.

Tutoring

In this component whether the student is a moderately paced learner, or a slow learner, the educational process begins at the exact level determined by the child’s ability. This is individualisation, making it possible for each student to master the subject concepts before moving on. Such mastery is the foundation upon which all future learning is built. The recognition that students will best learn when

  • the subject level is where they can perform
  • reasonable goals are set
  • control and motivations are synchronised
  • learning is measurable
  • learning is rewarded