Grants Pass student's Dutch Bros. dream turned into reality
Some kids want to be a firefighter or a doctor when they grow up. For Grants Pass student Bridget O'Dell has wanted to be a Dutch Bros. Broista her entire life.
"Well if I chose to work at Dutch Bros., I like the optimism and the music," O'Dell said.
O'Dell is a student at the Three Rivers Transition Center, a school for post-graduate students with special needs. Jerome Prairie principal Jason Mooney said their staff tries to fulfill all of their student's dreams.
"Everybody has dreams and goals, so Bridget's dream was to be part of Dutch Brothers," Mooney said. "Bridget got to work behind the counter, so she got to punch in orders. She made the drinks for everyone."
Operating for the last three years, the center helps their current 8 students integrate into the real world.
Mooney said the ultimate goal is to help the students become more independent to the best of their ability.
"We work with them with what they need to become better workers, job skills, job maintenance skills," Mooney said. "We also work with just daily household chores, life skills."
But for O'Dell, this experience was about much more than job experience.
"Because throughout my years in school, I've always been the shy kid so it just has helped me come out of my shell."