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Healthy Snack Workshop
$1,020 raised
102% of $999 goal
16 contributors
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Ended Dec 9, 2019

Hi, I am Ms. Kellogg, the 6th grade math, science, and health teacher at Raleigh Hills. Our health class wants to host a 3 day workshop meant to inspire and inform teenagers about preparing their own snacks. The 3 day workshop will be led by Beth Gates who has been involved with promoting cooking and teaching cooking classes to teens for over 8 years in the Portland area. Each day she will bring a new recipe for the students to make themselves: quick pickles, smoothies, and fancy toast. The goal is that students will have the knowledge to prepare snacks that are: delicious, affordable, nutritious , and are informed by sustainable practices (low packaging etc) Students will be eating the food they prepare as well as collecting recipes, and taking home their own pickles. They will also be given instruction on what it means to shop within a growing season and using seasonal fruits and vegetables. As sixth graders, many students are now home alone after school and are preparing snacks, if not meals, for themselves. I feel it is important to empower them to make informed choices about the food they eat. Last year, Beth taught a one “smoothie” making lesson to our 6th grade students and it was described as a highlight of the year by the kids.


Beth Gates is part of the CookFirst Collective. The mission of the collective is to cultivate home cooking, cooking with ingredients “on-hand” or seasonably available, and to inspire risk taking in the kitchen. Beth has taught youth cooking classes both as after school programs in PPS middle schools as well as Saturday Academy courses through PCC. Last year Beth taught a one “smoothie” making lesson to our 6th grade students and it was described as a highlight of the year by the kids.


Project Budget

Planning + shopping = 6 hours

Prep time = 6 hours

Clean up time (after each class session) = 3 hours

Classroom time = 9 hours (3 hours x 3 days)

Total 24 hours x $30 an hour = $720

Plan $93 in ingredients / supplies per recipe / day ($1.50 per kid x 62 kids) = $279 total


Instructor fee:($720) + ingredients ($279) = $999

This project is supported by the Beaverton Education Foundation.

Founded in 1988, the Beaverton Education Foundation raises money to provide hands-on innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs & projects that go beyond normal school funding at all Beaverton public schools and is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization. BEF mobilizes community resources to fund innovative classroom, summer and after-school programs.

In the event that this project does not reach its goal, BEF may apply the funds received to another project in need.


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