What’s Happenin’ Summer 2018?!?!

May Bridge Bulletin This month’s bulletin will bring you a list of What’s Happening in the coming months, ways you can be involved and provide some volunteer needs we have. We’d love for you to join us! Follow our Facebook page to get quicker updates! If you have any questions or comments, email Jessica at[…]

To Be an Advocate — Part One

One day on the playground last year, I was at my wits end to know how to handle an intense situation. Several girls ranging from 10-13 were having an explosive argument that was getting everyone’s attention. As I urged the younger children to keep playing, I walked over to try to find out what was[…]

The How-To @ Middle School Girls’ Bible Study

Middle School Girls’ Bible study has been a consistent activity here at The Bridge for over five years. Dedicated leaders, van drivers, food preparers, and many others have been along the journey to be another friend in the lives of these girls and to show them Christ’s love.  Each week, we try to create an[…]

Lessons I’m learning in Youth Advocacy

Over the past year, we’ve been talking a lot about ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how building resiliency can help overcome the trauma that has happened to youth. That resiliency can be a first step that leads to Shalom, a whole peace with God, self, creation, and others. I was sitting at my desk this[…]

Youth Advocacy through TBRI

  This month’s theme is Advocating for Youth, our mission and passion at The Bridge. One of the tools God’s given us for this work is through the study of late Dr. Karyn Purvis called Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) at Texas Christian University. TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the[…]

2017 Run For Our Future 5k/10k

The Bridge of Storm Lake is holding its 5th Annual Run For Our Future on Saturday, May 27th to help raise funds for its Summer Youth Program. The 2017 Summer Youth Program includes a team of four AmeriCorps Summer Associates and two Summer RefugeeRISE Members serving at The Bridge with the AmeriCorps-given goal of “preventing summer learning[…]