The Cambridge Program


[MUSIC PLAYING] The Cambridge Program for
Individuals with Special Needs is a social recreational
program developed to enhance the lives of people
in the greater Cambridge community. Ages run from ages eight all
the way up into in the 70s. We have programming
four days a week, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Saturdays. [INAUDIBLE] People who come
to the program are people with cognitive and
physical impairments, people that socially want a good
time with their peers. [MUSIC PLAYING] People who want to work out. [MUSIC PLAYING] Exercise. [MUSIC PLAYING] Learn nutrition. [MUSIC PLAYING] Some people come to learn
some job training skills. [MUSIC PLAYING] Some people come just to act. [MUSIC PLAYING] It’s a potpourri of people
that make up greater Boston and the city of Cambridge. [MUSIC PLAYING] Today is our first
day of training. [MUSIC PLAYING] Our five spring
sports that we do. We have a volleyball team. [MUSIC PLAYING] We have a tennis team. [MUSIC PLAYING] A powerlifting team. [MUSIC PLAYING] A swimming team. [MUSIC PLAYING] And a track team. [MUSIC PLAYING] Special Olympics– it’s
a huge athletic event slash social event. [MUSIC PLAYING] The motto of our program
is effort is everything. And what we try to strive to
do is to help turn disabilities into capabilities. [MUSIC – CURTIS MAYFIELD,
“DIAMOND IN THE BACK”] (SINGING) Though you may not
drive a great big Cadillac, gangster white walls,
TV antennas in the back. You may not have a car at all. But remember,
brothers and sisters, you can still stand tall. Just be thankful
for what you’ve got. Though you may not drive
a great big Cadillac, diamond in the
back, sunroof top, digging the scene
with a gangster lean, gangster white walls,
TV antennas in the back. You may not have a car at all. But remember,
brothers and sisters, you can still stand tall. Just be thankful
for what you’ve got. Diamond in the
back, sunroof top, digging the scene with a
gangster lean, woo-hoo. Diamond in the
back, sunroof top, digging the scene with a
gangster lean, woo-hoo. Diamond in the
back, sunroof top, digging the scene with a
gangster lean, woo-hoo. Though you may not drive
a great big Cadillac, gangster white walls,
TV antennas in the back, you may not have a car
at all, but remember, brothers and sisters–

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