C-114: Mr. Girard
The 2020-2021 C114 Family is made up of ten very awesome adult male students and six very supportive teachers. Our primary goal this year is to take care of each other through this challenging pandemic. The coronavirus has profoundly changed the way we go about our business, and it has placed additional burdens on everyone. Therefore, as we continue to prepare our fine young men for life after Gengras, we are constantly aware that our most pressing needs concern our immediate health and wellness. And so with our eyes on the future and our arms supportively wrapped around the present, C114 strives to establish a new normal full of old favorites.
Mr. Cash and C114 Consolidated once again form the foundation of our operations. Each week our students strive to be their best. Each Friday they complete and submit data sheets which reflect their weekly progress. And each Monday they receive letters, checks, and fresh data sheets which they process and use for the new week. Throughout the week we exercise; watch and discuss the news; explore the Internet; review functional academic skills (read, writing, and math); become familiar with a range of daily living skills; hone vocational skills with classroom and hands-on manual labor tasks; enjoy gym, art, music, and nutrition classes; and celebrate individual and group successes/milestones as they present themselves. All of these activities form the basis our students’ three dollar weekly salaries, as well as the many bonus opportunities available from the company.
C114 families are encouraged to follow our weekly work in the C114 Times. Begun during our initial distance learning experience, C114 is endeavoring to sustain a weekly newspaper which provides a good basic overview of our week’s work. Parents should find The Times in their email inboxes each Monday morning, and they are encouraged to use it and the Gengras Center web site to keep up on any changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.