In today’s edition of our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Student Spotlight, we are highlighting Matt. He is a graduate of the Cypress Bay High School Class of 2020.  Matt is an avid sports fan and follows everything related to sports. On any given day, Matt wears his favorite college or N.F.L. sports team t-shirt. He was always ready to talk about the latest football, baseball, or basketball game that took place over the weekend and discuss who and how the team won the game.

One of Matt’s strengths is being outgoing; he enjoys socializing with his classmates. Although he was able to adapt to the change of virtual learning, he missed interacting with his friends at school.  During his free time, Matt enjoys playing basketball and competing on the X.B.O.X. with his friends.

Matt has participated in the Social Personal Skills B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program for two years.  He feels the experiences he had by participating in B.R.I.D.G.E.S. has helped him to learn new life skills that will benefit him as he transitions into his post-secondary journey. Matt has learned how to manage his money and how to use a debit card through the weekly Community Based Instruction (C.B.I.) trips he and his classmates participated in each week. He enjoyed the C.B.I. experiences and learning new skills while socializing with his friends.

As a high school graduate, Matt is now preparing to begin the Project Search one-year program at a local Memorial Healthcare System Hospital in the fall. His passion for meeting and helping people has made him want to work in a restaurant or hospital after he completes the program.

We are very proud of Matt and all his accomplishments throughout his High School years, and we wish him all the best as he begins his post-secondary journey.