Today, the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Class participated in their first virtual CBI ‘trip” where they practiced their budgeting, resource, independent and social skills by ordering their own lunch through the UberEATS App – the new, fast, and easy way to order food in this new norm. The objective of today’s CBI was for students to be able to download a food delivery app and order themselves a meal.

Prior to this meeting, all students were given the assignment to download the UberEATS application and create their own account. The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. facilitators also sent students UberEATS gift cards to their cell phone number where they had to link the gift card to their UberEATS account.

When the class met today, students were expected to order what they were craving from the McDonalds Menu on the app. Each student had a minimum budget of $10.00. When it was time to order their lunch, students had to follow the prompted directions on the app. At the end of their order, they were able to practice their budgeting skills to compute the tip for their uber driver.

After the class finished eating their lunches, the students had some time left-over to socialize with one another. Students discussed what they ordered, if they enjoyed their meal, compared their uber driver’s statistics, and completed a survey based upon their UberEATS experience.  

It was fascinating to see how each student used their skills of budgeting, resource, and independence to problem solve this new method of ordering food. We can’t wait to participate and come up with creative ways to successfully implement our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program goals virtually.