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First Stop For A Second Chance

Recruitment for Bridge Academy is open.

Bridge Academy in Benton Harbor is changing the lives of local youth and helping them create a brighter future.

What is Bridge Academy?

Bridge Academy offers participants a second chance to earn their GED or high school diploma. It is designed to teach self sustainability — participants work one-on-one with staff members to identify potential career paths and to enhance employability skills. The Bridge Academy and vocational programs are free of charge for anyone age 16 to 19.

Why Should you Enroll?

  • It’s free!

  • Flexible school schedule

  • Access to wider assortment of jobs after graduation

  • Personalized job training and coaching

  • Chance to participate in Bridge Academy events throughout the year (with prizes, food, and games)

Kinexus Organization and Bridge Academy

Bridge Academy is powered by Kinexus, a Tri-County (Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass) organization that’s mission is to provide sustainable and systemic solutions for the most pressing employer workforce challenges.

How Do I Learn More?

To learn more about Bridge Academy or how to enroll, call 269-927-1064, x1400 and ask for Yolanda Gill, email or stop by the Kinexus Service Center, 499 W Main St., Benton Harbor.


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