BRIDGE TO INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM

The Bridge to Independence Program provides a well scaffolded and immersive environment for students to practice increasing levels of self-initiative, responsibility, and independence in their lives.  All of this while maintaining receptivity to mentorship, skill-building, and interdependence with others as a young adult.  The Bridge Program is a continuation and enhancement of the Mountain Springs Preparatory experience and is not a stand alone program.  The new beautifully built and decorated independence houses will provide 8 additional beds for male students in our male independence house and 8 additional beds for female students in our female independence house.  Students who live in the the Bridge to Independence Houses:

  • Have demonstrated leadership and are self-governing their actions while enrolled at Mountain Springs Prep
  • Are at least 17 years old
  • Currently a senior in high school
  • Have a job or volunteering in the community
  • Boy's Bridges House

    Boy's Bridges House

  • Main Floor View 1

    Main Floor View 1

  • Main Floor View 2

    Main Floor View 2

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen View 1

    Kitchen View 1

  • Kitchen View 2

    Kitchen View 2

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Boy's Bridges House
    Boy's Bridges House
  • Main Floor View 1
    Main Floor View 1
  • Main Floor View 2
    Main Floor View 2
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Kitchen View 1
    Kitchen View 1
  • Kitchen View 2
    Kitchen View 2
  • Bedroom
    Bedroom
  • Laundry Room
    Laundry Room
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom

TRANSITION TO ADULT LIVING:

  • Life skills:  Weekly budget planning, meal planning, paying bills
  • Healthy living goals:  Meal choices, exercise, self-care
  • Meeting personal goals:  Sustaining therapeutic growth in less structure
  • Financial Management:  Checking and Savings Accounts
  • Becoming autonomous, self-sufficient and self-governing

 FAMILY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Weekly collaborative discussions with MSPA Advisor
  • Continuing assistance with goal planning
  • Family therapy

 

STRUCTURED AND SUPPORTIVE LIVING:

  • Weekly community therapy sessions
  • Weekly mentor meetings
  • Privilege Management
  • Staff oversight/awake night supervision

 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:

  • Gym Membership
  • Skiing at Brian Head
  • Local Aquatic Center
  • Horseback Riding
  • SUU Athletic Department

 

 

 

COMMUNITY IMMERSION: 

  • Weekly volunteer and work experiences
  • Ability to make decision regarding peer relationships
  • Independent decision-making
  • Practice self-governing independence

 SUPPORTIVE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE:

  • Southern Utah University (SUU)
  • Southwest Tech
  • SAT/ACT Testing
  • College application assistance