We are happy to welcome back the students in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class for the 21-22 school year! After a year and a half of virtual learning, we are ready to get back out in the community and experience in person Community Based Instructions (CBI).

Our HDS Foundation Program Manager, Liz Falk, was super excited to see our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students and didn’t miss the opportunity to meet the class in person. With most of the class being new students, Liz introduced herself, the mission of the HDS Foundation, and what our role would be in helping them have a successful school year. Students were intrigued and asked many questions about our foundation, but most importantly they wanted to know what some of the activities they would be participating in this school year.

In order to get to know the students a little better, each student shared what they enjoyed doing outside of school. Some of their answers included: collecting Marvel comics, telling jokes, playing video games, beta testing, visiting garage sales, and going on vacation. This was a great way to learn the students interests, while also giving them an opportunity to practice public speaking in front of their peers.

The HDS Foundation is looking forward to a great year with the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students and facilitators. Stay tuned to see what the students first CBI of the year will be!