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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.

Volunteer

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

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  • We fully support a summer filled with ice cream, the beach, and time with these kids ☀️
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#thebridge #youthcenter #summer #wednesday #beach #icecream
  • Yesterday, a group of students and staff played a game of kickball and then ventured out to Captain Sundae!
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Today, we will be having Meet Up and Eat Up from 12-1 and then Drop-In from 1-3.
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#students #kickball #icecream #youthcenter #thebridge #summer
  • Three cheers to the end of the school year! We can’t wait until summer officially starts ☀️
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If you want information on how to get involved over the summer, send us a message or visit bymczeeland.org 
#summer #endofschool #youthcenter #thebridgeyouthcenter
  • THIS THURSDAY come out and celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer! Free and open to all students!
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#safe #loved #valued #summer #youthcenter #dropin #games
  • Be on you’re look out! You never know when God plans on using you in someone else’s life. Stay close to His heart, and be ready for your moment.
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#mondaymatters #givemejesus
  • Drop-in today! All are welcome here and all are safe, loved, and valued. Invite your friends! We are ready to hang. 🥳🤩😎! #dropin #safe #loved #valued #friends #fun #youthcenter
  • What fun times we have at drop-in😄 come join us today at The Bridge! !

#dropin #food #games #friends #safe #loved #valued
  • Checkout these awesome food volunteers! We serve food to kids at every program, and these are just a few of the people that make it possible! Come to Drop-in today - grab food, play some games, and hangout with friends! 💃🏼🍕🥗🏀🕺 #food #volunterappreciation #dropin #youthcenter
  • Nobody wants to go through hard times, but it’s in those times that we grow and we learn. .

In Ecclesiastes 7 it says, “It is better to go into the house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting... Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.” .

This author sounds a little odd, but there is such wisdom in these words. Seeking pleasure, and immediate gratification is not where we find satisfaction! We learn more about ourselves, about God, and about how we want to live our lives when we are in the house of mourning. It’s not fun to be in the valley, but there’s so much value in those times. So if you’re going through a hard time dig in and ask God what you are supposed to be learning. 
#wednesdaywisdom #wordstoliveby
  • We’re ready for summer! Checkout our website to download our summer packet, which includes: information, schedule, transportation waver, and more! Let’s make this summer a great one!🌸🌲🏄‍♂️🏸🥝🏖🛶🧗‍♀️🎨🎼 Click the link in our bio! And start making your summer plans👍🏻 #bymczeeland #summer2019
  • There’s mayhem this May at the Bridge Youth Center. Come check out the fun! We will have tournaments, prizes, food, and a raffle! All are welcome at the Bridge. ⚠️ #mayhem #bymczeeland #dropin
  • “You therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgement against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you a mere human being, pass judgement on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgement? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?”
📖 Romans 2:1-4

Kindness is key! Before you start pointing fingers at other people for the wrong things they do, check yo self! Not one of us is perfect, therefore we are unable to judge fairly. That is why there is one judge who is perfect. We are called to love others, not be a judge. .

#repentance #kindness #judge 
#mondaywisdom #givemejesus
  • No matter how much you dislike a person no one is all bad. Look for the good in each person you interact with, sometimes it will be hard to find, but it’s there! And when you’re really mad at a friend or family member, remember all the reasons there is to love that person, and respond with kindness. .

#wordstoliveby #wordsofwisdom #wednesdaywisdom
  • Our God is compassion, because He is all things good. Take your worries and troubles to Him, because He cares! Talk to God throughout the day, and tell Him about the big and small things. He is the ultimate best friend!

#givemejesus #scripture #comfort #healing #bestfriends
  • Drop-In yesterday was a blast! Join us on Thursday for our last Drop-In before Spring break😎😎😎 #thebridgeyouthcenter #dropin #food #hangtime #friendship #safe #love #value
  • Come check out The Bridge Youth Center!! Next week Tuesday we will be having our St. Patrick’s Day mayhem party from 2:30pm - 5:00pm. All middle and high school students are welcome! There will be games, tournaments, prizes, food, and much more! See you then:)💚☝️🧝‍♂️👒🦖🌵🍏🥒🍵🎾⛳️🚛🛶🏕🔋📗💚💚💚
  • Jesus never promised that life would be easy, but He did promise to be with us everyday. Lean on Him, because he cares for you. (📖)James 4:8 (ESV)
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

#wisdomwednesday #wordsofwisdom #restore #safety #loved
  • Hope in the Lord! He will Renew us, and give us strength. He is life-giving and with Him, we will soar. 🦅

#givemejesus #hope #strength
  • Weekly announcements!
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This week is a normal week, with B2E on M/W/F, Drop-In Tu/Th, and It’s Amazing on Wednesday!
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Thank you to our Director, Jed Mulder, for recording the video this week! #thebridgeyouthcenter
  • It may be March, but it looks a lot more like January!!❄️❄️❄️ Stay warm and safe. We will be closed, because of the weather!
  • As God’s chosen people, we are holy and dearly loved. Because of this we are called to look different from the world! Forgive freely and love unconditionally, and you will be set apart. It is not easy, but it leads to a life that bears much fruit. 
#givemejesus #bridgekids #gentleness #mercy #forgiveness #patience #kindness #humility
  • Today is Girl’s Night at The Bridge! From 5-10 pm, we will be hosting middle and high school girls for a night of food, games, movies, and fun!
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Keep your eye for photos of our night! We’ll be updating our story with all of our fun!
  • Girls Night is this week!!! We are so excited to be hosting our awesome ladies this Friday night from 5pm-10pm. There will be dinner, games, nails, and a movie! Please let us know if you would like to come by giving us a call at: 616-772-3843

Deadline to sign-up is: Wednesday 4:00pm
  • As a reminder, The Bridge will be closed for the week. Renovations are complete, so we’re spending the week getting the space ready!
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Girl’s Night is still on! So, if you’re a middle school or high school girl, we’d love to see you here Friday night from 5-10 pm!
#thebridgeyouthcenter
  • Just another reminder! No programs next week, and on March 4th we’ll be back better than ever!😎
  • It’s normal to have so many questions about God, the universe, and life itself. Truth is we will never have all the answers, and that’s where faith comes in. But there’s so many things here that point back to our creator! Look for them, and ask the hard questions.

#wordsofwisdom #words2liveby #wednesdaywisdom #godquestions #notmadeforthisworld
  • Calling all middle school and high school ladies! Join us for makeovers, nail-painting, dinner, games, and a movie! From 5pm - 10pm on Friday, March 1st.

Call us or stop in to RSVP! Please sign up by next week Wednesday.
  • Hey all😄 sorry for any confusion... We are open all week this week!

We will be closed next week, because we are moving back up front! We just need a little time to get organized🤓 The Bridge will be closed the week of February 25th to March 1st.

BUT! We will still have Girl’s Night here at the Bridge on  March 1st🤗💃🏼🙋🏽‍♀️
  • We are so thankful for our community members, like those who supported the @mainstreetbicycleco Chili Toes Fondo, that continue to build and show support for The Bridge! Thank you so much for the donation! 
#thebridgeyouthcenter #mainstreetbicycleco #community
  • Disclaimer: letting out your feelings is good! But it should be with the right people, at the right time. A wise person practices patience, self-control, and not letting emotions rule how they react to people. This is hard!! But so rewarding if we are able to keep our tongues in check.

#givemejesus #kindwords #wisdom #bethesalt #love1another
  • 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