Bridging the Gap is a youth life skills program for first time offenders who are currently involved in the probation program through the Fairfield County Juvenile Court and their families. The curriculum has been designed by The Salvation Army and empowers young people by providing the tools necessary for successful decision making, self-respect, information about themselves and community resources, and the ability to problem solve.
The program will provide court involved youth with a well-structured, comprehensive personal development, education, and community service learning experience. The program provides opportunities for tutorial services, life skills, gang awareness, health education, occupational therapy, computer training, mediation, and conflict resolution.
The program operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:30--6:30 p.m. The program is led by a staff facilitator with training in working with youth and volunteers from our community who serve as leaders in their given fields.
For more information, please contact Captain Laura DeMichael at (740) 687-1921 ext. 1002
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