BRIDGE Program

To BRIDGE means to connect, to link, to bring together. At Salesianum, our BRIDGE (Building Relationships in Diverse Global Environments) program expands our perspectives through service-learning designed to stretch us beyond our comfort zones. It means meeting people and experiencing how they live in a variety of cultural environments and confronting key issues people face in their every day lives.

Domestic Trips: Through the BRIDGE program, Salesianum students travel all over the United States to learn about the issues facing our country. Form learning how to combat gang violence from Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ in Los Angeles, to building homes for flood victims with Habitat for Humanity in West Virginia, student swill experience communities across the country. For the 2019-2020 school year we have trips planned to:

  • Los Angels, CA: Community and Urban Violence
  • Camden, NJ: Poverty & Addiction
  • White Sulphur Springs, WV: Disaster Relief
  • Washington, DC: Urban Poverty an Social Issues
  • Civil Rights Road Trip: Explore Civil Rights history and present day issues via a variety of locations
  • El Paso, TX: Immigration and border issues
  • Albuquerque, NM: Pilgrimage and Immersion
  • Baltimore, MD: Arrupe Leadership Summit
  • Pine Ridge, SD: Native American Cultural Immersion

Domestic & International BRIDGE Trips

International Trips: THE BRIDGE program isn't limited to just the United States; Salesians travel the world to immerse themselves in, and learn from, cultures world-wide. Thanks to our Oblate connections across the world, we have opportunities to learn in South America and beyond. For the 2019-2020 school year, we have trips planned to:

  • Ecuador: Cultural Immersion & Urban Poverty in South America
  • El Salvador: St. Oscar Romero, The Jesuit Martyrs and Rural Poverty
  • South Africa: Solidarity with our Salesian brothers across the Atlantic.