After a long break during the shutdown, The Friendship Band is finally getting back together! We resumed rehearsals in the winter session and getting back together to play live shows is definitely on our minds. We have begun to learn new tunes while we suss out places to play gigs. We are exploring and designing […]
Winter session included LGBTQIA+ Group which has given students a safe space to listen, learn and meet others who identify similarly. This group based on support, community building, strengthening confidence and self-esteem has opened the door for young people to find their voice and be proud of who they are. The class has been very […]
Time seems to be flying by as we head into April. It feels like just yesterday that we started our online classes. As we have all learned, the transition to home-based life can be tougher than we could have ever imagined. It is wonderful to see how far we all have come with online learning […]
We are still glowing from our Disability Awareness Pioneer brunch last month! October 18 was an incredible fall morning celebrated with delicious food, moving speeches, and a rousing performance by the Joyful Chorus. Our first-ever honoree, Cammie McGovern, is an award-winning author of young adult fiction and one of the founding parents of Whole Children. More than 150 […]
Yesterday, Milestones took a trip to Cold Spring Orchard in Belchertown, MA. When we got there we had a picnic lunch outside, then we started our tour. The tour started in a classroom where we learned about all the different kinds of apples and how they grow them. We also learned how they can tell when apples are ripe, it was very cool! Next we went for a walk through the orchard. We saw all the different kinds of trees. Some were very small and some were very big! After the walking tour we each got our own bag and got to pick Macintosh apples. It was a lot of fun! We also got to try fresh apple cider, which we all enjoyed. Some of of favorite parts of the day were learning about different kinds of apples, picking our own, and seeing the giant refrigerator they keep their apples in. We had a great day and are looking forward to making applesauce with apples we picked!