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Edible School Yard - Cooking & Gardening

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ORGANIZATION: Friends of Echo Glen

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The Edible Schoolyard Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the transformation of public education by using organic school gardens, kitchens, and cafeterias to teach both academic subjects and the values of nourishment, stewardship, and community.

Curriculum offers students hands-on learning opportunities that facilitate learning the skills of cooking and gardening, build their capacity for critical examination of the food system, and helps them to effect change in their own lives and in their communities.

This is a new and evolving program at echo and is currently a 4-week program. Suggested curriculum is provided for you. Two+ volunteers come once a week and work with the same group of 4 to 5 students sharing the cooking & gardening exercises. Can be after school during the week or on a weekend. More info here: https://www.echoglen.org/edibleschoolyard/

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About Friends of Echo Glen

Location:

33010 SE 99th Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, US

Mission Statement

We are a 100% volunteer community that exists with the sole purpose of helping the youth at Echo Glen Juvenile Detention Center, who have so much untapped potential, to REWRITE THE SCRIPTS OF THEIR LIVES.

Description

We help these teens gain self-esteem by providing essential building blocks for healthy development thus breaking the cycle of neglect and abuse. Our goal is to surround the youth with caring adult role models who give an active listening ear while participating in a wide variety of activities.

Echo Glen is a Washington State juvenile detention facility and a school operated by the Issaquah School District. The facility has approximately 125, male and female, youth in residence, ranging in age from 10 to 20 years old. They come from every part of the state, and all have great untapped potential.

National studies show that 80 to 85 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have at one time been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. This seems to be a continuous cycle-one that Echo Glen staff is determined to break. Nearly all of these young people have dangerously low self-esteem; they crave positive attention from adults and need good role models.

Please join us in supporting these youth!

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Echo Glen Children's Center33010 SE 99th StreetSnoqualmie, WA 98065

(47.52046,-121.90063)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • one hour a week for 4 weeks

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