Building bridges at Port St. Joe High School

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 09:22 AM.

The Bridges program assists special needs students in Gulf County from their first year of middle school until their 22nd birthday, teaching them social, home, and life skills and training them to be self-sufficient when it comes to chores and hygiene. This program strives to help students ultimately join the workforce.

Bridges puts extra focus on social lives and due to their location on the main high school campus; these 10 students attend assemblies and other class functions whenever possible.

“It’s made a tremendous impact on the attitudes of the kids,” said PSJHS Principal Jeremy Knapp.

 “With the old facility, children didn’t want to come to school; now, they don’t want to go home,” added Norton.

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