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Mentor Training

Bridge Communities Initial Mentor Training

As a continuing component of our service to our Program Partners, Bridge Communities schedules mentor training two times per year - once in the spring and again in the fall.  Mentor training is required before assignment to work with a client family. In addition, a background check is conducted on each mentor before he or she can begin mentoring a Bridge family. Classes are held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on select Saturdays.  Please note, this class has now been newly formatted to a one-day session, replacing the previous two-day class.

Dates: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 393 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

 Please e-mail for more information.

Mentor University

Continuing Education for Bridge Communities’ Mentors

Mentors are critical to the success of our client families, and Bridge aims to provide mentors with all the support and education needed to guide client families to success. Toward that end, Bridge Communities offers Mentor University, a series of workshops designed to build and strengthen key skills used in mentoring.

Upcoming Class:

Mentor University: Credit Repair & Your Client 

Monday, May 20
7-9 PM
City of Naperville Municipal Building
Meeting Room B
400 S. Eagle St.
Naperville, IL 60540 map 

Join us on May 20 at Mentor University to learn how to work on credit repair effectively and sensitively with clients who have experienced trauma. The session will be presented by Ryan Decker, PhD, from the Center for Financial Literacy at North Central College.

Please email Vicky Joseph at with questions. 


Please click here to register for Mentor University