Proudly Serving Rutherfordton Transylvania, Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, McDowell ,Jackson and Polk Counties
An after-school program led by a chef and a therapist, designed to help kids (ages 12-17) learn the technical skills of cooking while building better methods of communication.
It is a hands-on, exciting and unique way for them to learn and apply academic and social concepts. Additionally, the kids learn about nutrition and how a healthy diet contributes to greater well-being.
The Kids at Work! Program utilizes the model program, Say it Straight to improve assertive communication and conflict resolution skills.
This after-school program is also a great way for teens to gain the skills they need, when they are ready, to get hired for a job.
Participants do not have to be enrolled in school to participate.
Kids at Work! is currently funded by the Governor's Crime Commission, The Janirve Legacy Fund via The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, United Way of Haywood County, The Fund for Haywood County and the Friends of Earthfare Foundation.