Bridge Anti-Bullying and Life Skills Program

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Bridge Leadership Academy

Program Summary:
The Bridge Youth Violence Prevention Program (The Bridge YVP) is designed to prevent and reduce factors that put youth at risk of witnessing a violent crime, being a victim of violence and/or making unhealthy choices. The program consists of a series of life skills and leadership development workshops designed to help students develop and employ healthy strategies when dealing with conflicts in everyday life. 

Workshops topics include communication strategies, goal setting, healthy relationships, positive self-talk, basic self-care and healthy coping mechanisms.

The Bridge also provides on-site psychologists who facilitate counseling sessions to address trauma, anxiety and stress, empowering youth to develop behaviors that foster safe and healthy environments for themselves. The Bridge lis collaborating with The Center for Conflict Resolution, which will assist with restorative justice seminars and additional wrap-around services.

The Bridge YVP structures curriculum based on evidence, research and resources regarding the effectiveness of youth violence prevention strategies.

Program Addresses: 
Bridge Leadership Academy
10521 Blue Ridge • Kansas City, MO 64137

816-876-7513 •


    These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a bullying prevention emphasis or component, including Electronic Agression (a.k.a. Cyber Bullying).

    Blue Springs Police Department
    » Community Outreach Prevention Strategies (COPS)

    Blue Springs School District
    » Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative of Greater Kansas City

    Bridge Leadership Academy
    » Bridge Anti-Bullying & Life Skills Program

    Calvary Community Outreach Network
    » Helping Youth Plan For Excellence

    Centers for Conflict Resolution
    » Reducing Compound Trauma In Hot Spots

    DeLaSalle Education Center
    » DeLaSalle Violence Prevention

    Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition
    » Hope Hangout

    High Aspirations
    » Violence Prevention For Jackson County African-American Males

    Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
    » AileyCamp & AileyCamp The Group

    Kansas City Public Schools
    » Defy The Odds Program

    Mattie Rhodes Center
    » Mattie Rhodes Violence & Intervention Program

    Operation Breakthrough
    » Preschool & Shool-Age Bullying Prevention

    Sheffield Place
    » Sheffield Bullying/Violence Prevention