Through a myriad of activities both on and beyond campus, the Bridges course supports juniors and seniors in developing essential skills for transitioning beyond high school and into the first stages of adulthood. Whether cooking a meal or acing a job interview, hands on and, real-world, project-based activities support students in developing their independent living skills, capacity for effective executive functioning, and understanding of essential job skills.
“I really enjoyed learning about the different college and work programs. I also liked the events we had like the Alumni Panel and Transitions Fair,” said one H.S. senior. “They helped me think about different things to do after Stanbridge.”
Bridges encourages students to take leadership, engage their gifts in productive, community-focused, and personally-meaningful work while fostering the independent skills essential for adulthood.
“I like being able to cook different foods and learn how to use the kitchen and utensils safely,” said another H.S. senior, who is researching supplies and materials for a sustainable and safely-managed faculty coffee service.
Another 12th-grade student expresses appreciation in similar skills. “I have learned about living essentials such as how to make my own food. I'm also really good at writing thank you notes now, which I can use to show gratitude to people in the future such as after a job interview,” said the senior.
With workplace and professional setting visits, guest speakers, and more, we are always looking the engage the resources of our community. If you have an interesting skill to share—from ironing to accounting, from interviewing expertise to the neuroscience of nutrition—don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope you’ll share your skill!
To learn more about our Bridges course, click here!