C-114: Mr. Girard
This year the C-114 Family consists of twelve students and six teachers all working toward the common goals of individual and communal growth. Individually we are learning to apply our extant academic skills to real world situations, to expand our abilities to perform tasks around the house, in the community, and on the job, to push ourselves to greater social and physical health, to record our successes and use them as springboards to continued growth, and to save for our financial futures. Collectively we are learning to serve others through a range of group-based activities, our year-long association with Dog Star Rescue, and our perpetual relationships with North Central Connecticut’s Habitat for Humanity and Hands on Hartford. By reflecting their light back at them, we aim to fill our students with the self-esteem and self-confidence which might inform a lifetime of meaningful living. With equal parts hard work, kindness, and laughter, we strive to show just how much potential these twelve magnificent people have.
While it sounds trite, it is nonetheless true … “In the end, only kindness matters.” – Jewel