Recipe For Success Foundation
September 28, 2011
Whittier Elementary has started the second year working with Recipe for Success. Our first year it began as a small after school program serving 20 students. The program was such a huge success that we have expanded it to five days a week from 4:00-6:00 serving Kindergarten through Third grade students. It is the most popular club in our after school program. The Chefs are amazing! Not only do they get students involved in cooking they teach them the importance of eating health and making good choice. The cooking classes also maintain two garden beds where they use the herbs that they grow. Our community is 98% with an average of 60% second language learners. I have been so impressed with the English Language development that has occurred through cooking. Our students are engaged, working cooperatively with their classmates, and having a ton of fun. Recipe for Success plays a huge part in the vision of the campus. I am thrilled to work with them.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The results are evident in all areas of the school. I observe the conversations in the hallways. I have parents contacting me to find out about the cooking class. I have middle school students coming back to say they wish they had the same experience at the middle school level. I see the students transfering the information from the cooking classes to their math and reading classes. But most of all I see the students engaged in hands on practical learning.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
There is nothing I would change. They are an amazing organization that I am thrilled to be working with.
Client Served & I am the Principal of Whittier Elementary.