Bridges Goes Bowling

Last Friday, some of our mentors and mentees were able to join for an evening of bowling at Gerb’s in Stacyville, IA. We had a great evening eating Gerb’s homemade pizzas and spending time together.

Everyone from mentors to mentees showed off their bowling skills.

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And many of us learned how to score a game of bowling by hand.

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Overall, we enjoyed our time together and look forward to our next group activity. We love supporting Mitchell County businesses, parks, and community centers.

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NFL Players Are Mentors Too!

We are thrilled to learn that NFL players take an active role in mentoring youth, too.

Tomorrow, Friday January 31st at 6 p.m., USA Network is airing a documentary called NFL Characters UniteWatch NFL Players share their own experiences overcoming bullying and discrimination with youth who are struggling with similar issues.

It’s pretty exciting to see how anyone can become a mentor, from Mitchell County residents to pro football players.

We’re always looking for mentors. Do you know anyone who is interested in mentoring a youth in Mitchell County or would make a great mentor?

We’d love to connect!

Introducing Jeni!

We’d like to introduce Jeni, our new Communications and Mentor Assistant. She just began in her new role last week.


Jeni will help supervise the mentor and mentee matches and assist in communications responsibilities such as updating the website, managing social media channels, fundraising, and grant writing. She looks forward to being a part of Bridges and meeting everyone connected with the organization.

You can reach her by email at

Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Holidays to all of our friends!! We’ve been busy getting ready for the end of the year and a couple small activities for our matches. We are looking forward to the year 2014 and hiring someone for our open position!

End 2013 with family, friends, AND your mentee!!