LifeBridge works with Bridgeport’s youth and their families to help them build resilience. Our youth program focuses on Academic Enrichment, Mentoring, Experiential Learning Opportunities, Leadership/Team building, and Mental Health.
Urban Scholars Program
The Urban Scholars Program assists youth residing in The West End of Bridgeport, ages 12-14, by providing them with an array of academically engaging activities designed to promote learning and prosocial behaviors in a way that young people will find enjoyable. The Urban Scholars Program will also integrate behavioral health services. Our goal is to help youth as they navigate life’s challenges and increase their opportunities to build resiliency.
All services will be delivered at no cost to the youth or family. Each youth will be able to engage in fun, stimulating activities from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Monday – Friday and from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM one Saturday each month. We will provide additional programming on scheduled school closings. The following components will be offered to youth at The Urban Scholars Program: Tutoring, Martial Arts, Music, Computer Programming and Coding, Robotics, and Leadership Development.
Our WorkSkills programs train youth and adults to prepare for jobs in today’s economy, helping to ensure a living wage for our clients, and a skilled work force for our state.