The B.R.I.D.G.E.S.  Community Based Instruction (CBI) for this week focused on building a healthy lifestyle by learning about the many programs the Y.M.C.A. in Weston offered. Students were given a tour of the facility and had the opportunity to ask questions.

Students learned how the Y.M.C.A. gives back to the community by providing free memberships to those who can’t afford it. The tour guide also shared with the students the many different community drives they host throughout the year to help families in the Weston area.

Next, they headed out to the pool and were surprised to learn about the many different swim programs they had to offer for all ages. The pool looked so refreshing, several of the students joked about jumping in for a swim!

The tour also included visiting the spinning and weight rooms, as well as where all the dance, karate and exercise classes take place. Saumit asked how many people come each day to the YMCA. All the students were surprised when they heard about 1000 members use the facilities daily.  Vincent wanted to know how old you had to be to use the machines. They all were happy to hear that if you are 16 and older, you can come on your own to workout.

As the students headed out, they were each given a free 3 -day pass to try out the programs at the YMCA. Many of them were looking forward to coming back for a day or exercising!

We are proud of the good work the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. are making this year, as they continue to work on Independence, Development and Social Skills.