Project BRIDGE (Building Resources for the Intervention and Deterrence of Gang Engagement), the City’s gang intervention and prevention program, serves the community’s gang-involved and at-risk youth and their families by providing social service programs, referrals, mentoring and recreational activities. Youth are referred to the program by schools, probation, school staff and outreach workers and are typically already involved in some level of gang activity. If you know of someone who may benefit from Project B.R.I.D.G.E. services, please contact (951) 826-2273.
Listen to the Project B.R.I.D.G.E PB&J Podcast:
Project BRIDGE started its first podcast on March 26, 2020. The idea of starting the podcast was to connect with teens, adults, potential partners and outside organizations to help the community with resources, relatable topics, and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Project BRIDGE podcast is currently on their third season and with each season the topics get more intense, silly and enjoyable to listen to. Special guests have included Miss Riverside City Outstanding Teen (Vanessa Orozco), Youth organizations from Los Angeles and Compton, City of Riverside local teens, residents and more. As the podcast continues, its mission is to serve as a platform for teens to express ideas/topics and engage in conversations relevant to the community. Be sure to tune in: