Our Weekly Empowerment Sessions offer a safe place where teens can come together to talk with - or just listen to - other teens.
Each week's session features a different topic, ranging from family issues and school violence to health tips and stress relief. Meeting in a very relaxed atmosphere (a comfortable living room setting without desks, tables, or chairs), teens run the session, and it's their thoughts, ideas, and suggestions that are used in planning fun and interesting activities. Large and small group discussions give them the chance to share feelings and experiences. We often utilize videos, guest speakers, communication activities, art projects, or role playing for a better understanding of the topics. Participants can attend as many or as few sessions as they would like. The program is free, and there is no registration required. We only ask that you arrive before 7:30 pm, and stay until 9pm. Please dress comfortably (we sit on the floor, or on little stools). Teens from all over the area have been coming to The Bridge's Weekly Empowerment Sessions for four decades, taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity to meet their peers from different areas and backgrounds. We hope you visit us, too!
WHEN: Every TUESDAY* - 7:30pm Sharp to 9:00pm
(we welcome parents, guardians, and other caring adults, as well!)
WHERE: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
GPS / Entrance: 1499 Vesper Blvd, Camden, NJ
(btwn Virtua Lourdes Emergency & Park Blvd;
at the corner of Ormond Ave)
Parking is available on the street, or in the Visitor Lot,
at the intersection of Vesper and Haddon.
~ DIRECTIONS: Google Maps ~ PDF
* IMPORTANT: Before you trek, please check our Holiday
and August Schedule info at: What's Happening!
The Bridge Sessions are generally closed during the last two Tuesdays of the year, and reopen the first Tuesday in January.
Need more info? Call 856-757-3080, or email:
2-page PDF Brochure
Multi-use JPG Image/Flyer/Poster
4-per page PDF Flyers
Not 13 years old yet?
In addition to our programs for 13 through 19-year-olds, we have established a number of pre-teen programs, which we call Mini-Bridge. This program was developed for those aged 9 through 12. Following the natural progression from there, we developed the Micro-Bridge for children aged 6 through 9. We have assisted other schools and communities in starting their own Bridge, Mini-Bridge, and Micro-Bridge sites throughout the Delaware Valley.
Weekly Empowerment Sessions Attract Youth