IDEA Mission Rise students brewing with excitement

IDEA Mission Rise students brewing with excitement


*BREAK *)TUDENTS ATTENDING IDEA SCHOOL IN MISSION…REACHING INDEPENDENCE THROUGH A SUPPORT AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, ARE RISING TO THE OCCASSION AND BREWING WITH EXCITEMENT…. OUR MIKE JIMENEZ EXPLAINS. WITH A SNIP OF SCISSORS STUDENTS OF IDEA MISSION SAID TOP OF THE MORNING BY LAUNCHING THEIR NEW MOBILE COFFEE CART SHOP. THE STUDENTS ARE PART OF THE REACHING INDEPENDENCE THROUGH SUPPORT AND EDUCATION 18 PLUS PROGRAM. “for some of us it’s a little bit harder to find adaptability and some of our students particularly those inside our rise classroom they really don’t adapt to the environment outside of their comfort zone.” RISE INSTRUCTOR ANNA LOSOYA DEVELOPED THE COFFEE CART IN HOPES OF TEACHING STUDENTS SKILLS TO BENEFIT THEM IN THE REAL WORLD FOCUSING ON THOSE WHICH WILL ENHANCE EMPLOYABILITY, SOCIAL AND DAILY LIVING. “this skills goes from something they feel comfortable with into something that becomes a reality we kind of need to think about these individual students as what do I need to prepare them for life after high school.” STUDENTS LIKE KENIA MELO AN ALUM OF THE IDEA MISSION RISE PROGRAM WHO NOW WORKS IN THE SCHOOLS CAFETERIA. LOSOYA SAYS IDEA SCHOOLS ARE WELL KNOWN FOR BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS STUDENTS LIKE MELO ARE ALSO BREAKING BARRIERS FOR OTHER STUDENTS. “and she is a great stepping stone she will open the gate to many other student with disabilities.” ALL MONEY RAISED THROUGH THE COFFEE CART WILL GO BACK TO STUDENTS FOR COMMUNITY BASED VOCATIONAL TRAINING. LOSOYA ADDS IN JUST THEIR FIRST DAY STUDENTS ARE ALREADY SHOWING THEIR STRENGTHS AND HOPES THE COFFEE CART WILL BE A CONTINUED INSPIRATION TO SO MUCH MORE. “i wish that they are able to feel capable a lot of it is insecurity *Brenda* INSTRUCTOR LOSOYA SAYS SHE IS PLEASED WITH THE SUCCESS OF TODAY’S COFFEE CART LAUNCH… ADDING THAT ASIDE FROM LIFE SKILLS, THE CART IS BRINGING JOY AND HAPPINESS TO STUDENTS. AHEAD… FUN CELEBRATIONS AT THE MCALLEN INTERNATIONAL

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