Our students have been hard at work this semester. We have been working at the Nashville Zoo in the Aviary, at Southern Hills Medical Center in the Food Service, Housekeeping, and Radiology departments, at Trevecca University in the Cafeteria, at Bateman preparing fruit cups, volunteering with the residents at Good Samaritan, stocking shelves at Walgreens, and also some cleaning at Regal Hollywood 27.
A special event to note:
One of our worksites included the students getting to implement safety by learning how to use a fire extinguisher. They learned that you should always P.A.S.S. (Pull the ring, Aim the hose to the bottom of the fire, Squeeze the trigger, and Sweep from side to side). We captured the students using the extinguishers to put out a bonfire that the trainer set (see the photo above.)
Another special event:
In addition to the daily training that the students receive from the staff in the Community Based Transition Program, the students are participating in monthly classes at the ARC of Davidson County to learn about appropriate skills (communication, cleanliness, and self-advocacy) to be able to seek and maintain employment once they enter into the adult world.
We are proud of the work that they are doing and we are excited to see where they end up as a result of the program/training that they are receiving.