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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, September 30, 2017
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)

Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St, Wheaton IL

 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:

Overview of Benefit Resources

Monday, July 17

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

400 S. Eagle St.
Naperville, IL 60540 map 

Learn about the community resources available to help your client succeed! 

Overview of Benefit Resources will include information regarding available benefits of cash, medical services and food for low income families.  Jordan Durrett, Data Analyst at the DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, will present.  
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people in DuPage County by leveraging relationships and knowledge to build an effective and efficient health and human service system.

The Federation serves as an organizer and catalyst, bringing together responsible organizations and advocating for development of real solutions. It is the only organization focused on human services issues, leading policy analysis, and systems change in DuPage County. 

Please contact Vicky Joseph at with questions. 

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