The Building Bridges Story


Our Vision is to redirect the lives of kids who need a second chance to make better choices, turn their lives around, and find lasting success.

We strive to act as a "safety net" for at-risk youth that are involved in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court by intervening and redirecting their lives through innovative programming that offers discipline, structure, and opportunity in a compassionate and supportive environment.

Our Vision and Mission in Action

The idea behind the Building Bridges program is simple. Instead of counseling kids from behind a desk, we put kids in situations where they are likely to succeed. As their successes add up, these kids begin to build self-esteem, something most of them, despite their street-tough exteriors, are sorely lacking.

The staff and volunteers at Building Bridges work to develop one-on-one relationships with each child. The kids are asked to set reachable goals for managing family relationships, improving social skills and elevating school performance. This hands-on relation-focused approach accounts for the program’s unmatched success rate. By simply showing theses kids they have worth, 7.5 out of 10 of them will not incur any new charges or become involved in the juvenile justice system again; returning to our community as productive members of society.

For many of these misguided youth, Building Bridges is their last chance for success in life. Those who make it through the program will tell you that Building Bridges was the first chance they ever really had.

Accredited 501C Charity

Accredited 501C Charity

Building Bridges is a not-for-profit 501C organization that provides early intervention and intensive rehabilitation programming for mostly court involved, at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years. We are a BBB Accredited Charity.

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