|Where teens like you come together to talk with (or just listen to) other teens about issues facing youth, and about life, in general. Each week is a different topic (they range from family issues and school violence to health tips and stress relief). You can come as many or as few weeks as you like. There's no sign-up or registration and it's free. We only ask that you arrive before 7:30p, (we don't allow anyone in after then), stay 'til 9p, and that you respect our guidelines.
"One person speaks at a time" - everyone deserves the same respect and everyone deserves to be heard. "What's said at The Bridge, stays at The Bridge" - this helps everyone feel confident in sharing with the group. "No put downs" - sometimes, in our society, people think it's ok to laugh at other people. We don't allow that at The Bridge. We give everyone the opportunity to speak in a safe environment, without fear of being made fun of. These guidelines help to give us all the chance to share feelings and experiences about relationships, sexuality, communication, peer pressures, substance abuse, and teen suicide - to name a few. Sometimes, there are videos, guest speakers, role playing, or art activities that help us to better understand the topic.
There are no desks, tables, or chairs - we meet in a comfortable living room setting. Please dress appropriately and comfortably (we sit on the floor or on little stools). Youth run the group and it's their input and suggestions that are used in planning the activities.
The Bridge gives teens like you a chance to meet others of the same age, from different areas and backgrounds. The atmosphere is very relaxed and each week is interesting and fun.
Youth from all over the area have been coming to The Bridge for four decades; chances are, you already know someone who's been to The Bridge! Here's the info, we hope to see you there!
WHEN: Every TUESDAY* - 7:30pm Sharp to 9:00pm
WHERE: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
GPS / Entrance: 1499 Vesper Blvd, Camden NJ
(btwn Lourdes Emergency & Park Blvd; at the corner of Ormond Ave)
~ DIRECTIONS: Google Maps ~ PDF
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* IMPORTANT: Before you trek, please check our Holiday
and August Schedule info at: What's Happening!
Depending on the year, The Bridge may be closed the last two weeks of the year, reopening the first Tuesday of the new year.
Or, text/call us at 856-305-3714
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