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Skills for Life Thanksgiving

students enjoying food(Nov. 17, 2023) Against the backdrop of a YouTube video of a roaring fire, more than 20 CHS Skills for Life (S4L) students got into the holiday spirit Thursday afternoon at their 12th annual Thanksgiving Feast.

“This is one of my favorite days of the year,” said Skills for Life teacher Philip Cohen. “Everyone has such excitement and willingness to help in any way they can.”

While balancing jobs and class, the S4L students cooked a tasty meal that included three turkeys, turkey rolls with stuffing, cranberry and apple sauce, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, cornbread and collard greens. They also outfitted their S4L suite in festive holiday decor. Many of the students’ families provided the desserts.

“I am so proud of the students for their hard work and excitement over preparing and serving a wonderful Thanksgiving feast,” said Skills for Life teacher Vonnie Yeomans.

The event is an excellent opportunity for the Skills for Life students to showcase what they’ve learned, including shopping, budgeting and soft skills like entertaining guests. 

“Today focused on relationships and reflecting on both our blessings as a program and acknowledging gratitude towards each other,” said autistic support teacher Leah Henry-Beauchamp. “We celebrated friendships and the collective efforts of making food.” Photos>