BYP Jr. Helps H.O.S.T. Kids Enhance Their Cooking Skills

Kids from the H.O.S.T.  after-school program at Good Shepherd site learn to make breakfast burritos from an AmeriCorps-Health Corps member. This is just the first in a six session series of cooking lessons that will go on throughout the months of March and April.

Kids from the H.O.S.T. program get a mini cooking lesson from an AmeriCorps-Health Corps Member.

On Tuesday, March 19, kids from the H.O.S.T. after-school program at Good Shepherd site began a 6-week long series on cooking.  Their first session included making breakfast burritos. Along with learning to cook, students will practice proper safety rules when working with hot surfaces, sharp objects, and avoiding food contamination.

BYP Jr. members Sonya S. and Ontae S. help cook scrambled eggs for the breakfast burritos.

BYP Jr. members Sonya S. and Ontae S. help cook scrambled eggs for the breakfast burritos.

BYP and Winchester Thurston Youth Host Community Game Night

On Wednesday, March 13th BYP, in collaboration with a group from Winchester Thurston High School, hosted Community Game Night at the Nyia Page Community Center.  Participants in the event enjoyed playing Connect Four, Operation, Scrabble, chess, and a wide variety of Wii games. The group of youth from Winchester Thurston donated over 25 games as a result of a game drive they hosted at their school. BYP will continue to hold Game Nights using the donated games. Check our facebook for upcoming events!

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The Community Game Night is just the first of a series of collaborations that BYP will work on with  youth from Winchester Thurston. On April 19th there will be a volunteer day in the BYP gardens to jump start the growing year. There will be over 40 volunteers from Winchester Thurston along with BYP youth and staff. In anticipation for the summer, we are accepting donations of gardening tools including shovels, hoes, rakes, tillers, hand tools, weed wacker cords, twine, etc. If you would like to donate or volunteer for the event please contact: braddockyouth@gmail.com.

Karaoke!

On January 25th The BYP Media team hosted a Karaoke night in the Braddock Community Center. The event had people coming and going showing off their singing skills! Artists being imitated ranged from Alicia Keys to Michael Jackson to The Beatles, and everything in between. Won’t you join us next time?

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