Everyone here was friendly, helpful, and eager to assist us with anything we needed. Their kitchen space was perfect for our cooking class.
Youth Services hosted a cooking class for teenagers. This class offered hands on experience to cook an appetizer, meal, and healthy snack. The class was structured in a way that the teens split up into two different groups to work together to prepare what they were going to make. At the end they got to eat the food they made. This learning experience helps to build confidence in teenagers cooking ability and to improve on team skills. The instructor was helpful in teaching the basics of cooking and letting the teens learn by doing.
I have recently had an experience with Youth Services as it related to children in state custody. We were looking to do events that would assist the youth in learning skills that would assist them in being more successful at independence when they became adults. Youth Services volunteered the use of their facilities, particularly their fully functional kitchen for the events. The kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils necessary for the event as well as two complete kitchen set ups so that more children could benefit at once. I am grateful for the willingness to help of this organization. Could not have done it without them!
YSOC has been helping teens and families in the OKC metro for more than 40 years. They provide counseling, shelter, clothing, food and mentoring. I have been involved with them for the last five years, and I have had the pleasure of working with this incredible staff and the kids they serve. Their stories are inspiring! YSOC is definitely Changing Young Lives in our community!