Celebrating Graduations at The Help Group

June is such an exciting month for The Help Group!  Students from our specialized day schools celebrated graduation ceremonies at each of The Help Group’s various campuses.

Ceremonies began with a beautiful and touching rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” performed by Charlotte Bashner who leads The Help Group children’s choir, with piano accompaniment by Tommy Reeves. Afterwards, graduating students donning caps and gowns made their way to the stage to give speeches, share memories and receive their diplomas.

In their commencement speeches, students spoke of resilience, hope, and triumphs. It was truly moving to hear each young person talk about their successes at The Help Group and their pathways to the future.  During the ceremony, proud families and staff took photos and filled the room with spirited applause.

“From the moment a student arrives at The Help Group, we strive to give them every opportunity to develop their strengths and cultivate their abilities so they can prepare for their next steps,” shared Dr. Susan Berman, Help Group COO. “Graduation ceremonies are always such a special time to join together with our faculty and families as we celebrate the successes and accomplishments of these remarkable young people, each of whom can be very proud of what they have achieved!”

The Help Group’s multidisciplinary team of administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, and speech, language, and occupational therapy providers were all recognized for their ongoing commitment to helping our students thrive and succeed.

Congratulations to each of our students and their friends and families!

          1. Graduating Students from Bridgeport School
          2. Graduating Students from Bridgeport Vocational Education Center
          3. Graduating Students from Village Glen School
          4. STEM Graduation Pic: (L-R) Dr. Ellis Crasnow, Director, STEM^3 Academy and STEM Education, The Help Group, Dr. Susan Berman, Help Group COO, Graduating Students from STEM ^3 Academy, Clare Baek, Math and Computer Science Teacher, STEM ^3 Academy
          5. Debbie Lazer, Head of School, Village Glen School, Debbie Boyle, Principal, Village Glen High School, Graduating Village Glen Students
          6. Graduating Student from Village Glen School