Today, as part of their Community-Based Instruction (CBI), our HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students had the opportunity to try their hand at making candles. The team at ScentsAbility Candles, a nonprofit that offers an innovative social enterprise and serves as a source of sustainable income and life skills for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, joined the students to assist them in learning the process of candle-making. Students had to listen carefully and follow the step-by-step instructions to make their candles. The students also had a chance to use their creativity to design the inside of the candle by using various colors of sand and seashells.
Each student had a special someone to whom they would give their candle. Daniel said he would give it to his new next-door neighbor, and Destiny said she would surprise her friend with the special gift. The students had an amazing time and did a fantastic job creating their candles!