“Food is the fuel that keeps you going where you’re going.”
– Connor Ross, Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus
Each Tuesday, Connor Ross takes a break from his typical work day to lead a Cooking Matters for Kids class. Connor is Associate Director of Programs & Youth Engagement with Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus and has helped bring Cooking Matters for Kids to his students.
As a Satellite program partner, Boys & Girls Club is trained to deliver Local Matters’ programming. It’s just one way Local Matters has been able increase the accessibility and breadth of our programming.
For Connor and his students, having Cooking Matters for Kids curriculum has taken their cooking classes to the next level. “I’ve been really impressed with the curriculum. Everything builds on top of each other. Each week, there is a little bit of recap – a little knife safety, kitchen safety – but then we continue forward with the new lesson.”
Connor and his students particularly enjoyed the lesson with breakfast burritos. “We really enjoyed making the hearty egg burritos. The kids enjoy the opportunity to prep fruits and veggies, scramble eggs, and of course roll their own burritos. After the lesson, we had a chance to sit down and shoot the breeze while eating our meal – it was like a true family meal.”
We love hearing stories like Connor’s and about how Local Matters programming is delivered across so many of our communities. Your generous support allows us to continue training satellite partners so that hands-on food education can reach kids and adults across Ohio.