The Bridge Teen Center

About The Bridge Teen Center

The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center that was designed around the interests and needs of teens in the suburbs. We opened in Orland Park in 2010, and have served over 10,000 different teens and families from 128 Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana communities.

Our mission is to provide free programs during after-school and unsupervised hours where students can develop mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually in a safe environment. The vision of The Bridge Teen Center is to provide teens with a place to find hope, purpose, and direction.

We serve students in 7th-12th grade, and also provide ongoing programs and resources to help parents navigate through the teenage years. Because student safety is our primary concern, The Bridge is managed by experienced professionals who are supported by well-trained and pre-screened adult volunteers.


Program Intern

July 2020 - August 2020 Orland Park, IL
“The people were very kind”


June 2018 - August 2018 Orland Park, IL
“I liked that I got to work with kids and it was a very laid-back environment. I had to supervise the teens but also just have conversations with them and play games with them. All the staff was so nice and helpful.”
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