The Bridge Inc., Irvington School Based Youth Services Program (fondly known as “The Imani Center”) has been serving the youth in the community since 1988. The Imani Center is “One Stop Shopping” offering a myriad of services and resources that are available in one place. “Imani” means faith in Swahili and our focus and motivation is to help all of our youth by creating a space where they feel they matter. Our impact runs deep and wide. Many students return to the Imani Center many years later to continue services as an adult and to see how the site has grown.
The center serves the youth ages 13-19, and provide services year-round. All the services are available in English, Spanish and Creole. Services include the following:
-Mental health services
-Healthy youth development
-Primary and preventive health services
-Substance abuse counseling and referrals
-Learning support services
-Referrals to community-based service providers and recreation
We are dedicated professionals who are “Committed to Helping Adolescent Minds in Pursuing Success”. All of our youth are CHAMPIONS. We believe that our preventative program is consistent with the mission and interest of our community and hope that you will find it in your hearts to financially support this program.