February is BUZZING with positive energy at our HDS BRIDGES Broward Program! Students planned and hosted a Super Bowl LVII-themed soirée for their high school administrators and peers in the Best Buddies Program. The big football game may be on a Sunday when kids are out of school, but our exceptional HDS BRIDGES teachers threw some football into the mix during the weeks leading up to the big game. They incorporated Super Bowl into many areas of teaching life skills, such as using promotional resources, math, budgeting, and shopping. But digging deeper, sports can teach students many positive skills and life lessons that will go far beyond the classroom. In addition to the physical advantages, sports teach young people how to:

• Team Building
• Work Hard • Set Objectives
• Respect and Acceptance of Each Other
• Practice Social Skills
• Win Modestly and Lose Graciously

The students even read up on Super Bowl history, created a tally chart, predicted who would win, and purchased all of the food they served at the soirée using Publix sales flyers to catch all Super Bowl BOGOs! Everyone had a fantastic time and is ready to experience Super Bowl Sunday! Go, TEAMS Kansas City Chiefs & Philadelphia Eagles!