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!!

Shop on State Grant Awards!

Bridges Mentoring is so thankful to have been awarded $1,000 from Shop on State. We plan on updating office equipment but, more importantly, having a number of great trainings and activities for our mentors, mentees, and some for the community at large.┬áThank you again, Shop on State – we are┬áthankful to have you in Mitchell County!!!

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2013 MMM Proceeds Announced!

I am so proud to report that Bridges Mentoring earned $3,075.00 in “ticket” sales from the four “Marvelous Mentoring Meal’s” that were hosted this year! A HUGE thank you to our hosts: Randy & Sandy Norby, Bill & Brenda Weber, Dar & Joyce Ruehlow, Karen Kasel, Ken & Diane Emerson, Herb & Jody Wright, Keith & Adriane McKinley, Jon & Ardi Gisleson, Troy & Darri Rinnels, and Kiersten Kisner!! Great work!

I am currently looking for people to host new events for the 2014 year. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested! Our Annual Omelet Breakfast is on Sunday, November 10th so I’d like to have it posted by then! Thanks everyone!!

New Office Location!!

There have been several changes this year for Bridges, but one of the biggest ones (besides having a new program coordinator!) is the change of our office location. For 12+ years Bridges has been located at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in the basement level. We JUST MOVED to “The Annex” Building at 509 State Street in Osage. This is the brown building across from the old courthouse. We share this location with Mitchell County Economic Development Commission and Planning/Zoning/Sanitary. Please feel free to stop in and visit us sometime – we’d love to see you!!

Please Note: All mail should still be sent to P.O. Box 131

New Partnership with Prairie Lakes Church/Influence!

Bridges Mentoring recently partnered with Prairie Lakes Church and their “Influence” Community outreach initiative. This is the first blog that they are posting, written by one of our mentors, Lora Schultz. We want to thank both Lora for everything she has done for the program and “Influence” for getting the word out about Bridges and everything we strive to do for the youth of Mitchell County!!