B.R.I.D.G.E provides three 15-week “GED boot camps” per year, each with a limited number of pre-screened students. GED classes run from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each weekday and are led by an adult literacy teacher, in cooperation with State resources.
In addition to GED classes, B.R.I.D.G.E provides Life Skill classes from 1:00-2:30 p.m. each weekday. Life skill sessions cover topics ranging from goal setting and nutrition to moral and ethical responsibility and job seeking skills. Life Skill classes are led by experienced volunteers and are designed to both support students during the program and prepare them for success after the program.
Over the past three years 80% of students completing the B.R.I.D.G.E program have earned their GED. In five classes to date, 100% of those completing the program earned their GED.
After earning their GED, students participate in a meaningful celebration of program completion and then transition from B.R.I.D.G.E to college or universities, technical schools, military service or employment.