"Bridges provided me with the tools I needed."

We’d like to take the time to praise one of our Getting Ahead graduates and currency Financial Management Class participant for all the progress he’s made in just a matter of months. Nineteen-year-old Adam Hack first came to our Bridges program this past spring after having been given the option to serve out his sentence by attending our Getting Ahead course and another program called Moral Recognition Therapy. Drug Court gave him the option to “either site through class or sit through jail.” While he was at first reluctant and hesitant about the value these programs would bring him, he now attests, “Both of them opened by eyes to where I was in life and showed me what I wanted to do.”

Through getting to know the people in his class finding out about poverty, and having these vey important conversations, “Bridges provided me with the tools and resources I needed to get back on track.” Adam explains, “Bridges hoped me realize what’s important in life. Now after graduating, he has reconnected with family members, enrolled in the Core 40 program at Pennway nigh school, and accepted a job offer working as a CNC apprentice.