The Bridge History: Stemming from a JCCI study on teen pregnancy and subsequently based on intensive research, The Bridge was created as a model program of conscientiously designed and implemented programs. The goal of each program: to effectively work towards the prevention and reduction of all risk factors that negatively impact our youth.
A Bridge of Hope…. This year, we have celebrated a hope that has spanned nearly two decades. Nearly 20 years ago, The Bridge was a small house overflowing with the dreams and good wishes of many. Our house in the heart of historic Springfield served as an after school tutoring facility, a medical clinic, a safe haven and a place for families. It provided much-needed counselling, education, mentoring and family services for the community.
It was not long before The Bridge grew from a grassroots organization serving 400 youth and families to a sprawling campus that now touches the lives of over 3,000 at-risk children and youth.
Today the Bridge provides the Children’s Learning Center, a new state of the art educational facility, a Teen Center, An expanded Health Clinic, Counseling, Mentoring and Tutorial services, Prevention and Intervention Services, weekend programs and Summer Camps. Through our many programs, services and resources, we have helped thousands of underserved youth and their families fulfil their dreams and begin new lives. Our Bridge is a welcome detour for many. It has kept children off the dead-end road of drugs, delinquency, teen pregnancy and family discord. The Bridge has become a pathway to Success.
At Bridge Jax Practice we believe your health is extremely important. With us, you will be guided in a personal way and receive professional and individual advice on diet, nutrition and lifestyle with optimum quality assurance. Together with you, we will achieve the desired goal.
We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team that dedicates itself with heart and soul to your guidance in adopting a healthy lifestyle. The dietitians have the necessary experience, expertise and skills and are ready to support you in achieving your goal (s).
Who We Serve: The Bridge targets communities characterized with low-income households and neighbourhood schools reflecting 75% or higher Free and Reduced Lunch program participants, 75% or higher rates of grade level failures, truancies, mobility and delinquent activity.
Breaking the cycle of these negative risk factors is no easy task. With help, The Bridge is able to provide the tools necessary to build the kind of life we all want for our children and family. Healthy, Happy, Productive and Loved.