This past December the Cooking Club ran its first Bake Sale and it was a great success! Students in the club, which is an after-school program aimed at learning valuable cooking skills and healthy eating, helped to plan and run this event. They prepared dry soup mixes for the sale (which were a big hit!) and made lots of goodies, including many batches of their special protein balls. The wider Academy community very generously donated everything from cookies, cupcakes and squares to homemade dog biscuits and holiday gifts. The fully stocked tables were set up outside the gym entrance and Academy students, YMCA staff and many hungry gym members came by to support our cause.
Students from Cooking Club signed up for shifts to help sell our products and explain our club and school philosophy of experiential learning. They were responsible for proper food handling and making change for customers.
We had set a goal of raising $1000, an amount which would cover the costs of running the Cooking Club for one whole school year. When all the money in our cash register had been counted we had almost $1200!! So, a big thank you to all those who supported this event! Stay tuned to the Academy’s Instagram account to see the healthy and delicious recipes that Cooking Club is able to continue to make.