The Bridging Project

Bridging Generations Through Service, Relationships and Education

bp-2The Bridging Project’s
purpose is to teach younger generations about the importance of relationships with other generations, and the value of service. It helps them learn an important life lesson: it feels good to help others.

The Bridging Project
focuses on bringing together different generations through the platforms of service and relationship. Through
well-coordinated  inter-generational service projects we connect youth to area older persons and people of other generations in need of assistance, and help them to experience a “local missions project.”

Adopt-a-Grandparent Initiative:

Also through the project, we bridge youth and their older neighbors through the relation-based initiative of the Adopt-a-Grandparent program. Youth are equipped to serve by first about learning communication and listening skills. They are then matched with a ‘grandparent’ whom they ‘adopt’ and build an ongoing relationship with.

The Bridging Project
began in 2006, based upon the legacy of Bridgett Stoll, a student volunteer at Faith in Action. She had a heart for service and older people, and it was a life goal of hers to devBridgett-Grandmaelop an Adopt-a-Grandparent program in her community. Bridgett died in 2005 as a result of a car accident, but her legacy lives on in and through The Bridging Project. Since it began, well over 4,000 youth have participated; volunteering more than 20,000 hours in service to others in their community.