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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 21, 2018
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)

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

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here to register 
 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:

Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday, January 23

7-9 PM
City of Naperville Municipal Building
Meeting Room B

400 S. Eagle St.
Naperville, IL 60540 map 

Most of our Bridge clients have experienced trauma in their lives. Building trusting relationships with people with trauma means that we need to understand their perspective. Trauma-informed care recognizes the traumatized persons need for safety, connection and ways to manage emotions/impulses.

Please contact Vicky Joseph at with questions. 

To register for Mentor University Continuing Education Classes, click here.

The Illinois Basic Economic Security Tables show that, for a family of 3 (adult, preschooler, school-age child) at least $72,420 is the needed annual salary in order to be economically secure in Illinois.