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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 three times per year.  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.  

Dates: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Time: 8:15 am - 2:30 pm
 Registration is open until May 3, 2023.
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.

Recent Class: Bridge's Intake Process

Have you ever wondered about the process a potential Bridge family undertakes when applying at Bridge? How many steps are there in the process, how long does the process usually take, how many calls are received monthly? 

During this mentor enrichment session, Dave McCartney, Director of Program Housing, will be sharing the details of Bridge’s thorough intake process, including 2021 data. You’ll be able to ask questions during the presentation and come away with a more thorough understanding of our very thorough process. 

"As a mentor, I feel that I have received more than I have given...the goal of a mentor might be to help families find resources to further their education, get out of debt, and plan for the future, but one soon realizes that it is the social and emotional support that is most essential.  Being a mentor has taught me patience, compassion, and perseverance.  It has changed my definition of success and increased my gratitude toward family, friends and God."