The Bridge of Topeka | Topeka, Kansas
For several years, we have supported an inner-city after-school program in Topeka called The Bridge. Conceived and founded by Chris Stewart, formerly the minister for the Southwest Church of Christ in Topeka, The Bridge mentors children who live in the inner-city through an after-school program that concentrates on developing Godly character, help with homework, and building relationships with families.
It also has begun a “Lunch Buddies” program in Meadows Elementary in Topeka, and has expanded to many more elementary schools in the Topeka area, with the goal of spreading the program to all 17 schools in the city. This program provides mentors for selected students once a week, who have lunch with them and devote
undivided attention to them for that time.
The program has been successful far beyond the original planning. The goal of The Bridge is to follow these children throughout their educational years, encouraging them to be men and women of character and Godliness.
You can follow them at BridgeofTopeka.org
The Jeremiah Foundation
We have recently joined forces with the Jeremiah Foundation, a Wichita-based non-profit, who’s mission is in some ways similar to that of The Bridge of Topeka.
Mentoring, counseling, and other ministry-based efforts take place in Northeast Wichita,
in large part due to Josh Barger and the relationships he has been able
to develop with families, authorities, counselors, schools, and others.