The BRIDGES Program
The BRIDGES Program
An early intervention, educational, family support program
…helping to build bridges, not walls.
The BRIDGES Program focuses on addressing issues which might negatively influence
students, while providing the resources and support needed to strengthen both the student
and the family system. The BRIDGES Program may help to resolve problems which
interfere with a teen’s educational, social, or emotional progress.
The BRIDGES Program is available to any Hoover City Schools student (grades 6-12th)
and his/her family who would like more education on the pressures that teens fa ce in
today’s society. This program provides students with the skills for enhancing a healthy
self outlook, creative problem solving, reducing stress and anxiety, and managing anger.
This highly interactive program empowers students with the skills to meet personal
challenges, such as communicating clearly, building good relationships, and avoiding
violence. Trained masters-level counselors coach students and their families on the
danger of substance abuse, methods to build defenses against the pressures to use
tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, and the consequences of substance use/abuse.
BRIDGES can guide the teen and his/her family toward accepting and implementing new
Hoover City Schools has taken a comprehensive approach to reducing the prevalence of
risk-taking activities and the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs among its students.
The BRIDGES Program is a four week program consisting of eight, consecutive, two-
hour group sessions that meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30PM.
This program is offered free of cost and is funded through the cooperative efforts of The
Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama and Hoover City Schools.
For more information, contact Jason Springfield at 205/439-1856 or Jo Wood at 205/439-
1809. Inquiries and participation in the program is kept confidential.