GREAT PEOPLE, DOING GREAT THINGS In The Ward:
Katie Shedivy Lowman - Kitchen Possible
So this happened yesterday. I was invited to attend a new children’s cooking class at Gads Hill Center. Katie Lowman, founder of Kitchen Possible, (and an advertising exec by day), started this non-for-profit kids cooking program in order to empower kids to make amazing things happen in their lives, by teaching them to make amazing things happen in the kitchen. This passionate and vibrant 29 year-old is on to something big. The second I walked into the doors of this community center's kitchen, I was awestruck by what I saw: Almost two dozen kids, ages 9 to 12, wearing colorful aprons with matching big grins. They were working in their respective food stations, diligently dicing, mixing, stirring, grilling and tasting their delicious (& healthy) masterpieces. Each kid was proudly able to rattle off how and what they were preparing when I approached them. What made the occasion more special was that today marked this 8 week program’s “Final Dinner,” where every kid got to invite and serve their parents the meals they spent all afternoon preparing.
“Kitchen Possible teaches kids so many kitchen lessons they can apply to life because they gain so much from learning the ability of working in group; being organized; embracing creativity and trying something new. The most rewarding part is seeing kids feel genuinely awesome from succeeding (in the kitchen).”
Like most 501(c)(3) organizations, the success and expansion of Kitchen Possible is dependent on donations and volunteers. I hope you will consider to learn more about this program: www.KitchenPossible.org. A special thank you to the wonderful team behind Gads Hill Center for offering their space and support to a wonderful program.
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