About Us

The Bridge Youth Center is a youth center in downtown Zeeland, Michigan. We provide a variety of programs for youth, primarily geared toward middle school-aged kids. These programs are born from our vision of a community that values youth.

Our Programs

We offer a wide range of programs aimed at finding ways to build strengths in communities so that all young people are supported, nourished, and empowered to grow up healthy.


Our volunteers ensure that all of the young people who participate in Bridge programs are surrounded with multiple influences that give consistent messages of love, support, control, and positive values. Our volunteer are of all ages and all walks of life.

Upcoming Events


  • Happy Valentine’s Day! You are so loved. Come hangout with us today at Drop-in ! Open to all:) #valentinesday #love #dropin #youthcenter
  • In Ecclesiastes the author writes a poem about the inevitable parts of life. A few of them are: “there is a time to be born and a time to die...
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend,
A time to be silent and a time to speak...
A time for war and a time for peace.”
In our lives we will experience heartbreak, joy, contentment, dissatisfaction, and everything in between; all we can do is be prepared for what comes, by knowing and clinging to our Lord.

#wordstoliveby #hope #hagrid #truth #wisdomwednesdays
  • He is closer than our very breath. Talk to Him! We have the opportunity to speak with our Father in Heaven every moment, which is the coolest thing! You are loved, and you are heard.

#givemejesus #loved #heard #intheword
  • He is the perfect example of unconditional love. When we are beaten down, tired, confused, or lost He is still fighting for us. No matter what, He will always call us His own.

#wordsofwisdom #peace #acceptance #love #wisdomwednesdays
  • Because of the weather and school closings, The Bridge will not be open this afternoon for programming. We will *hopefully* be back tomorrow with Bridge to Excellence. Stay safe!
  • We are so thankful for Fleetwood spending their day serving here @bymczeelandmi ! 
@FleetwoodFurnature #community #service #thankfullness
  • Everything in life changes -seasons pass, people come and go, and school does end someday! God says it Himself, “I change not.” His love, goodness, justice, and all other attributes remain the same. There is no one and nothing else like him. He is the best thing to put your hope in.

#givemejesus #hope #trust #godsfaithfulness
  • The Bridge is closed today! (1/31) And due to the half day of school tomorrow, we will not have programs (2/1). See you all next week!
  • The moments are precious; pause for a second and think about what your’re thankful for right now!

#wordstoliveby #wisdomwednesdays #drsuess
  • It looks like this weather is here to stay! Because of school closings and crazy weather, The Bridge will not be having programs today or tomorrow. Stay safe and stay warm! We will (hopefully) be back Thursday(: #thebridgeyouthcenter #snowday #winterishere
  • For all the kids out there with a snow day, take some time to refresh, replenish and restore. We think watching tv all day will help us relax, but that doesn’t feed our soul. Spend time in the Word and in the stillness, so that your Heavenly Father can fill you up again.

#restore #snowday #mentahealth #thebridgeyouthcenter
  • Stay home, stay safe, and enjoy the beauty outside!😊❄️ we will have no after school programs today.

#thebridgeyouthcenter #snowdays #wintertime
  • We had to with all this snow! ❄️ And It’s just an awesome verse about God’s amazing grace. It is the best thing to think about - all our sin and all our shame is gone, because of Jesus. We’re feeling very thankful down at The Bridge Youth Center today!

#thankful #grace #wisdomwednesdays #givemejesus
  • It’s cold out there! And since ZPS doesn’t have school today, we’re closed for the afternoon. Tomorrow we’ll be back with Drop-In! We hope everyone stays safe and warm! #thebridgeyouthcenter
  • Cheer up! There will always be people who will pick on you, tear you down, and don’t understand you. We just have to remember to stay true to what we believe, and find our joy and acceptance in the Lord.

#wordstoliveby #wednesdaywisdom #harrypotter #thebridgeyouthcenter
  • When we read scripture, it can be easy to get caught up by the “rules” and the “don’ts” but we must always hold scripture up to the truths about God. He is love. God did not start giving us laws all the way back in the Old Testament because it was good for Him; they are out of love, and are for our protection, and the complete health of our being. 
#givemejesus #sanctified #thebridgeyouthcenter
  • And we’re back! After a long break, we are back today with Bridge to Excellence! We are so ready to welcome our students and volunteers back into our building! •
(As a reminder, we will be using the south entrance for our programs during our renovations)
  • The Bridge Youth Center will be open for programs next week, starting January 7th! We are excited to see our volunteers and kids alike:)
  • With the beginning of the new year, it’s important to remember all the good that has happened and all the wonderful things that are ahead. May your year be blessed, fun, and fruitful #wordstoliveby #wednesdaywisdom #happynewyear #TheBridgeYouthCenter
  • From everyone at The Bridge, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!
  • Come to the Bridge Christmas party today! We have Christmas presents, games, and so much holiday food! All kids are welcome at the bridge.
  • You were created by a mighty King. He has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives. We are loved, we are saved, we are cared for, because we were created in God’s image. We are who He says we are, and that is His beloved children! #wordstoliveby  #wednesdaywisdom #bridgeyouthcenter #lionking
  • Next week Thursday is our annual Christmas Party! There  will be games, prizes, Christmas gifts, food, and more! Come over to The Bridge Youth Center after school on December 20th. This event is free for all middle and high school students. Merry Christmas!
  • Happy Friday! Because of the half day for ZPS, there will be no programming at The Bridge today. Enjoy the long weekend, and we will see you again on Monday for Bridge to Excellence! #bridgeyouthcenter
  • Wednesday Words to Live By #wordstoliveby #wednesdaywisdom #bridgeyouthcenter
  • Even when we’re changing, he remains the same. Even when we’re old, still he cares for us. #givemejesus #mondaymotivation #bridgeyouthcenter
  • Happy Friday! Only two more weeks until Christmas break!
We hope everybody enjoys the weekend! #friyay #bridgeyouthcenter
  • Wednesday Words to Live By #wordstoliveby #wednesdaywisdom #bridgeyouthcenter
  • Weakness. God’s power is greatest when we’re at our weakest. It is at the low moments in our lives that his grace saves and he uses us to do mighty things. How amazing is that? #givemejesus #tuesdaymotivation #bridgeyouthcenter
  • Bucket List: Feed a giraffe ✅
#BinderParkZoo #TheBridgeYouthCenter #youth
  • In honor of MLK Day of Service 2018 (January 15), The Bridge Youth Center will be collecting donations for Holland Rescue Mission's Family Center. Items will be collected through February 12, when some of our students will be sorting the items and putting them into care packages. If you are able to donate, please drop off items at the front office here at The Bridge #mlkday #mlkdayofservice #TheBridgeYouthCenter
  • Day one of I Am Third = a success 🏀👍🏼 #TheBridgeYouthCenter #IAmThird
  • I Am Third basketball starts TOMORROW! 
I Am Third is a program involving our middle and high school basketball teams. These teams are put together for students who want to play basketball in a competitive environment but may not normally make the school team.

Students will put together teams of five or six and practice during the first part of Drop-In on Thursdays. Following couch time, the teams will compete with each other on a rotating basis.

This program will run weekly through February.

If you are interested in setting up a team or helping out, please contact us here at The Bridge Youth Center.