MINI BRIDGES TRAINING
Be a small part of a BIG investment:
A Different Kind of Volunteering: Hope Teams are one of the most meaningful and engaging volunteer experiences. It is the best way to provide intentional, sustained personal investment in families and offer social capital to promote economic mobility and long-term positive outcomes. Serving on a Hope Team involves a one-year commitment to walk beside a family that has graduated from Getting Ahead. The Hope Team model involves the interaction of several volunteers with a family to provide well-rounded support.
A Hope Team generally consists of two to three volunteers who partner with a family to provide love, encouragement and hope to families on their path to self-sufficiency. Hope Teams are the “cheerleaders” who provide friendship and support that these families often desperately need to walk toward their future story.
Prospective volunteers must attend a Bridges Out of Poverty class that incorporates information on the impact of poverty and trauma, and promotes self-awareness to assist in ensuring a positive experience for both families and volunteers.