Stu­dents get Easter sur­prise

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Lana Hiskey

Easter is al­ways an ex­cit­ing time for the stu­dents at Nebo School Dis­trict’s Bridges Tran­si­tion School for spe­cial needs stu­dents who range in age from 18 to 22. Ev­ery year at Easter time, the Bridges stu­dents de­liver a gen­er­ous do­na­tion to the Span­ish Fork Salem Area Cham­ber of Com­merce for the lo­cal Easter egg hunts.

The funds used to pur­chase these do­na­tions comes from money they have earned at var­i­ous jobs in our com­mu­nity. Some stu­dents even bring ad­di­tional do­na­tions from home. It is an op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to say “thank you” to their com­mu­nity.

The stu­dents at Bridges have the op­por­tu­nity to re­ceive on-the-job train­ing at par­tic­i­pat­ing busi­nesses through­out the Nebo com­mu­nity. At these jobs, stu­dents de­velop a work ethic and skills that will help them to se­cure per­ma­nent em­ploy­ment in their fu­ture. With the help of lo­cal busi­nesses and cit­i­zens, Bridges is a suc­cess­ful and re­ward­ing pro­gram.

This year, the stu­dents re­ceived a spe­cial sur­prise from the Span­ish Fork Salem Area Cham­ber of Com­merce. A $150 do­na­tion was made to the school’s “Healthy Hearts Pro­gram.” This pro­gram was cre­ated in an ef­fort to raise funds to pur­chase adult tri­cy­cles for the school.

Dur­ing the school year, stu­dents learn to ride these bikes and stu­dents that qual­ify will have an op­por­tu­nity to en­ter a draw­ing to take the bike home at the end of the year.

This has been an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for Bridges stu­dents.

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