Mentorship Month

January is a time to recognize the great mentors who have made a difference in the lives of others.  The HDS Foundation recognizes seven of our programs dedicated and respected mentors that make a positive impact each day with their students. As one of the pillars of...
Ice Cream Sundae Challenge

Ice Cream Sundae Challenge

Vanilla, chocolate or strawberry were the decisions the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students had to make for their Community Based Instruction (CBI) at Publix. Students were given the challenge to decide in their individual groups what ingredients they’d want for their ice...

Office Depot Challenge

Every week, the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class has their Community Based Instruction trip where students are able to practice their skills. For this CBI, the students put their budgeting skills to the test. Upon arrival, students were divided into groups of 3-4 and were handed...

Mission BBQ

Who doesn’t love barbeque food? Students in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. program enjoyed a delicious barbeque lunch at Mission BBQ for their Community Based Instruction (CBI). Each student had to order their own meal, deciding whether they wanted chicken, beef or pork. After...
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Money, Money! It’s that time a year when the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students get to experience opening their first bank account at the local bank. Students and their parent(s) drove to the local Bank of America on a Saturday morning where they got their accounts set up. They...