The Social Activities Program or S.A.P. is a customized, social and life-skills program designed to enhance the lives of young adults who are attending a college or university, living in the dorms or partially independent housing.  The program aims to fill the gap caused by being away from home, difficulty with peer relationships, limited life skills, and at times just feeling lonely and not being able to engage in the important social aspects and relationship(s) building.  SAP is like the BRIDGES program in that it provides similar opportunities for these students, but at a college/university level.

SAP is structured with the collaboration of individuals who have a background in this type of mentoring program and have access to the college student population it aims to assist. Various activities are structured around college life, including creating study hours, tutoring, cleaning, laundry, joining clubs, learning to drive, joining exercise and health-related groups, and planning weekend events are just a few of the kinds of activities that the SAP Program supports via a Grant.    Utilizing various successful strategies, collaborating with the students and their families, and the community at large, SAP opportunities will no doubt provide a positive, growth experience for this group of students who are at a critical stage of transition.

SAP will also pursue skill building in the areas of housing and related daily activities such as cooking, gardening, house handy work, problem solving, community activities and how to access them.

 

Summer Fun!

Summer Fun!

Summer is back and teens are looking for some “safe” fun during this unprecedent time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although, activities will not look the same as they did last summer, teens can still find activities to do and have lots of fun. Traditionally, teens...

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The HDS Foundation Resource Page is Now LIVE!

The time that you all have been waiting for has finally arrived!!! During the last few weeks, the HDS Foundation has been putting in hard work, day and night, to make sure we have a new and improved Resource Page for YOU!  The Foundation’s primary mission is to...

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

  What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Although people with ASD don't look physically different, they may communicate, interact,...

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The First Tee End-of-Program Luncheon

The First Tee End-of-Program Luncheon

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...

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First Tee Golf Mentoring Program

First Tee Golf Mentoring Program

Last Saturday, December 12th, 2015, the First Tee of Broward held an Open House at Weston Hills Country Club to provide families with an overview of their Golf Program. This NEW Program, which kicks off January 9th, is a nine week activity designed by First Tee of...

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2013 Cheer Buddies Banquet

The Cypress Bay Cheer Squad and the Cheer Buddies held their yearly baquet at Weston Hills Country Club. They celebrated their accomplishments and said goodbye to the Senior class, awards were given out and comical "Superlatives." All the students had a wonderful time...

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1st Visit to Artserve

The HDS Foundation Team did a presentation on software testing for dozens of STEPS Program Participants.  Our staff  presented plans for a summer internship program which was currently in the works with the Dan Marino Foundation STEPS Program staff. We had the...

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HDS FOUNDATION SPONSORS CHEER BUDDIES

The HDS Foundation recently had the opportunity to work with a local high school student in putting together a collaborative event between the school’s varsity cheerleaders and a group of special needs girls who also attend the high school.  As a junior coach for the...

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