Crossing the Bridge

The Bridges to a Brighter Future Crossing the Bridge component is a college transition and retention program to ensure Bridges students enroll in college, stay in college, and graduate. This is accomplished by teaching students how to be successful in college, access resources on their campus, and overcome academic and personal challenges. Crossing the Bridge includes a one-week intensive summer program, ongoing advisement and support in college, and career mentoring through college graduation.

Crossing the Bridge components include:
  • A one-week program focused on transition to college with sessions on healthy decision-making, academic success, and campus resources.
  • The assistant Director for college success visits each student on their campus twice during the first year.
  • An alumni reunion is held bi-annually.
  • Students receive a technology stipend to use for laptops, tablets, recorders or caculators.