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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

@bymczeelandmi

  • 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
  • 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