Journey to Destination
Have you ever heard the phrase “it’s about the journey, not the destination”? In fact it is, but our ‘Journey to Destination program focuses on the destination too: on achieving goals. These goals may be life skills, work skills, social skills, entrepreneurship, driving or learning to use public transport, understanding day to day requirements of young adults…these are just some of the milestones that our Journey allows us to experience, and all with the ultimate goal of being able to utilize them in a job setting.
The HDS Foundation Journey to Destination has focused on teaching specific skills, such as resume writing, data input, filing, shredding, inventory, researching among others. The students have participated in office settings, being transported from school 1-2 days a week, and collaborating on different projects within a small business. The social aspect of learning to generalize many of these skills, all whilst having fun in an enriching environment, has allowed us to fill this gap with small groups.
The Journey to Destination also aims to create a model that an be used by other small businesses, and partner with other high schools, whereby students can gain real-life work experience at different locations thereby giving them an additional advantage when applying for future employment. Preparing hard working, focused and experienced young adult for future employment in a small businesses is certainly a viable option.
Cypress Bay High School’s class of 2016 officially graduated on June 5at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center. With a class of 1,100+ and a stunning graduation rate of 95%, it is no surprise that the social skills class seniors all received diplomas; some were...read more
On May 5th, 2016, the Cypress Bay High School BRIDGES class closed out the year with an HDS-sponsored party at Midtown Athletics. Although the main event of the day happened to be the party, the students also concluded their Social Skills curriculum with a tour of the...read more
On April 24th, 2016, The First Tee of Broward program concluded for the year at the end-of-program luncheon. Officially, the mission of this organization is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill...read more
World Autism Awareness Day fell this year (2016) on April 2. Each year, HDS joins others around the world in celebrating Light It Up Blue, a campaign designed to spread awareness about and celebrate autism. Those involved “light it up blue” by showcasing and promoting...read more
On Thursday, January 14, the HDS Foundation, Inc. hosted a post-secondary fair at Cypress Bay High School in Weston. Parents, students, teachers, facilitators, and other professionals came together for an informative session that aimed to provide post-secondary...read more
As the school year comes to an end, the Cypress Bay High School students were able to put their skills into practice at the end of the year luncheon. Students, teachers, members from the ESE department, and employers were all present as the students spoke about what...read more