Thursday, January 21, 2016

Brashear Teens: Holy Guacamole!

Hey guys! Danyelle at the Hilltop back again for a great evening of cooking with Brashear Teens! This week, we made homemade spicy salsa (amended) and guacamole. By using fresh, wholesome ingredients we could create a healthy, customizable snack that could be made and enjoyed within minutes!

Since our teens come from several different schools and get dismissed at different times, we find it easiest to program on a drop-in basis, while promoting cooperative learning and soft skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and empathy, as they participate and catch-up with peers.

Individual activities also promote skill development and mentoring/relationship-building, and allow the teens to make each session their own, whether it be how spicy they wanted their salsa to be or how tangy they desired the guacamole.

Students followed step-by-step instructions to prepare and create the dips. Some students had never diced a tomato or eaten an avocado before! Trying new things is great!

Although some products didn't work out quite as the students expected, everyone had fun and enjoyed each others' company while learning valuable skills that will help them in school, the workplace, and beyond!

Join us next Wednesday, January 27 from 4-5 pm to make glow jars as we continue exploring art & expression through DIY crafts. See you there!


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