Evidence shows that one of the best ways to feel better about yourself is to help others. When you contribute to making other people’s lives better, not only do you realize how important you are, but you build genuine connections and learn new skills.
At The Bridge we make sure that our community service is meaningful and face to face with the populations we are helping; this allows our students to directly see the impact they are making. We collaborate with different populations like children, elders, people with disabilities, high school students, indigenous and rural folk, as well as animals. On average, a student will earn more than 150 hours of community service upon graduation from The Bridge, which is an amazing fact to add to a resume or college application.
Watch our students talk about community service:
"I’d never had the experience of coming into a community or a culture and being so welcomed in the way I was welcomed there. It makes you feel compelled to give back, to be generous, to be welcoming."
"We give and don’t expect anything back. We want to give to the less privileged. We cook and serve food for the homeless.
We are a giving family."
"Community service was an avenue for our son to demonstrate the compassion he has always had for people and the appreciation shown by the local residents contributed to building his self-esteem."