WHAT IS B.R.I.D.G.E?
B.R.I.D.G.E stands for Bringing Resources Into Developing Greater Empathy.
Created to promote emotional intelligence and real, long-lasting friendships between neurotypically developing and atypically developing kids grades K-6, BRIDGE is a Gold Award project backed by the Girl Scouts of Nothern America.
We strive to accomplish the following goals:
1. Facilitate a comfortable and open-minded environment.
2. Create long-lasting friendships.
3. Provide resources for parents and educators of both atypically developing and typically developing kids.
4. Increase emotional intelligence in participants.
Our sign-ups are now open! The program begins on February 1st.
HOW IS IT ORGANIZED?
For six weeks, children will interact and play in integrated groups on Zoom. This means each group of 2-4 will contain both typically and atypically developing kids of similar grade levels.
Sessions are on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 PM PST
The play will be facilitated by a trained high school volunteer who will guide them through a series of activities so the kids can connect and interact on a common level.
As the weeks pass, the volunteers will gradually take a step back as the children begin to facilitate their own play.
IS IT SAFE?
As this is a Girl Scout Gold Award project, all participants will be ensured under the Plan 2 Girl Scout Insurance for non-scouting participants.
All volunteers are required to fill out Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality forms prior to volunteering.
The curriculum is developed with the help of the Rainbow Loop advisors so it is sure to be safe and interactive.
If you or your child feels unsafe at any point, feel free to let us know and opt-out.