The Salvation Army's "Bridging the Gap" youth and community service program is designed to educate, motivate, and support families and youth, ages 12 through 17, who are on the verge of falling into the dangers of society. The program accepts applicants who have committed non-violent offenses, are having truancy issues, and/or behavioral concerns.
The program provides a 12-week life changing experience, encouraging enrollees to get back on the track to success. The topics of discussions include: self- esteem; communication; money management; education; rights and responsibilities; employment; culture and diversity; relationships; morals; conflict resolution; and health (addiction, STD/HIV/teen pregnancy.)
Bridging the Gap participants attend the program two days per week for three-hour sessions. Within the curriculum, the site director or facilitator may coordinate a guest speaker, field trip or tours. The program has rolling enrollment to be available at the time of need. Applications are being accepted for the Westside and Kittanning corp.
*The Westside location offers sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. during fall, winter and spring and Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. in the summer. At the Westside location, students are required to complete at least 25 hours of community service.
*The Kittanning location offers sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. during fall, winter and spring and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the summer.
For more information, please contact:
Gloria A. Carney
Bridging The Gap Divisional Director
205 South Jefferson St.
Kittanning PA, 16201