Youth Involvement

Due to COVID, currently all programs are virtual.

Growing Together

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.
Brightway is a safe place where young people can come and be themselves.

Our Program Philosophy

Sharpening
the Mind

Strengthening
the Body

Fostering
the Spirit

A series of workshops and activities that bring awareness to potential hazards, teach life skills and provide a safe environment to practice those skills.
A series of events that promote a healthy lifestyle through athletics/physical fitness activities and nutritional education.
A series of events that promote Christian spiritual training and development through the Word of God, fellowship, worship and prayer.

Get Connected. Go Deeper.

MENTOR  PROGRAMS 

CAMP

Cross Age Mentor Program

CAMP is a structured, evidence-based developmental 1:1 cross-age peer mentoring program that matches high school peer mentors with mentees in elementary or middle school. Mentors and mentees meet monthly or weekly for an activity using the CAMP Connectedness Curriculum. Freshman, sophomores and juniors can be peer mentors. CAMP mentors do not need to possess any special skills or abilities. Currently CAMP is offered in Jefferson and Belmont Counties and is limited to 20 matches.  

STAR Mentor Program

Youth-Adult Mentor Program

The STAR (Students Taking Action Responsibly) program is a small group mentor program that matches adult mentors with 7th - 12th grade mentees. Mentors and mentee meet monthly for an activity using an evidence-based mentor curriculum. Mentors and mentees also visit colleges and job sites and special field trips are also included.

How can I join?  

Just complete an online application and a Program coordinator will contact you.

STAR Program Events 

The Students Taking Action Responsibly Program (STAR) events are informal
 activities like Game and Movie Days,organized competitions like the Day of Champions,
special events celebrating spiritual holidays, field trips and more.
These events are free and transportation may be provided.

STAR Education

Life Skills

This program is a series of workshops/webinars focused on the development of life skills. When young people make responsible decisions, have an understanding of their values,
and are able to get along with others, they are better prepared for the challenges they will inevitably face growing up. Workshops are provided in school, at Brightway and online.