Mitchellville Crock-Pot Pilot Program
The Mitchellville First Congregational United Church of Christ and Mitchellville Freedom for Youth have collaborated to pilot a youth crock-pot cooking class to teach local youth how to make nutritious meals, the benefits of healthy eating habits, and introduce them to a variety of global food and nutrition topics.
The pilot program looks to immerse student participants in a hands-on-learning experience where they are introduced to professionals in related fields, including researchers, dietitians, culinary students, chefs and organic farmers. With each class, students will share a sample meal of what they will eventually make with their own crock-pot's, prep ingredients for a meal to take home to their families, interact and learn from a professional guest speaker and discuss a nutritional topic related to a scripture reading.
The class will begin in March and meet weekly for six weeks. Each class will take on a different theme, allowing participants to learn a variety of techniques. This initiative aims to empower students with life skills and future employment training as an effort to prevent poverty and give hope for a future.
How to Help
If you can assist with any of the listed items, you are welcome to drop off at the following locations:
First Congregational United Church of Christ
(211 Park Ave.)
During/before/or after Sunday Service at 9am
Mitchellville Freedom for Youth site
(118 Center N Ave.)
Mitchellville Site Director
Freedom for Youth Ministries