Education • Workforce Skills • Mentoring • Restorative Justice • Youth • Ged • Juvenile Offenders • Re-Entry
The Bridges to Pathways Initiative is a re-entry program for juvenile offenders. The program's comprehensive academic approach includes Florida Virtual High School (credit recovery), project based learning, and GED preparation. Other supportive services include mentoring, financial literacy, socio-emotional skill development, job skills training, parent education, referral to needed community resources, and access to a clothing closet and childcare assistance. Participants receive daily meals, transportation assistance, 8 weeks of stipends, and 8 weeks of paid work placement.
-For residents of Chicago's south side communities.
-Must be willing to participate in all aspects of the program and abide by the attendance policy.
- This service is free
- Teens accepted
- Adults accepted
- Accepts men
How to Apply
Apply with your aftercare specialist or through the IDJJ Illinois youth center. For more information or to begin the screening process, call 312-447-4352.
The following are required for intake:
- Valid social security card or ITIN
- Valid state issued photo ID -Transcript review
If needed, Bridges staff can help you obtain any required documentation.