Middle schools seek cooking instructors

If you are someone who likes to cook and enjoys being around kids, then the Juneau Afterschool Coalition is looking for you.

Instructors are needed to lead after school activities in any aspect of cooking or baking at Floyd Dryden and Dzantik’i Heeni Middle Schools this school year.

Want to teach students to cook your favorite cuisine? What about showing kids how to prepare Alaska fish or game? Perhaps you like to bake and want to lead them through bread baking or dessert-making. What about edible plants for grilling, vegetarian cooking or simply how to make easy, fast and healthy snacks?

Cooking is consistently the top choice of middle school students for an after school activity. The JASC’s student-named Body & Mind, Before/After Middle School program makes it easy for community members to offer their skills, be involved with kids and have a great time in the schools’ kitchens.

All you need is enthusiasm. Scheduling is flexible, and supplies and groceries are provided.

Both national and Alaskan studies consistently show students involved in quality after school activities are more successful academically and have an easier time avoiding risky behaviors.

Contact program coordinator Betsy Brenneman at 463-1899 ext 5811 or betsy.brenneman@juneauschools.org.

The Juneau Afterschool Coalition is a partnership of 17 local organizations supporting diverse, sustainable, community-based before and after school activities to strengthen Juneau’s youth.


A big thank you to Bartlett Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation department

Thank you to the staff and patients of Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for their donation of baby food. This much-needed donation is critical for providing healthy food to young family members, who are most in need of nutritious food. We should always remember that “healthy choices fight heart disease.” Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department’s special, specific donation reminds us that the health of our children is the first step towards a long and healthy life, and their generosity is overwhelming. This donation will make a difference in the lives of babies and their families in need. Thank you Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department!

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