Hi, my name is Kim and I teach kids to bake. Donations will pay for the following: $500 to rent a local commercial kitchen, $200 ingredients, $60 stationary (folders, papers, pens, recipes, labels, boxes), $100 baking supplies (disposable cups and bowls, measuring cups, parchment paper, foil, plastic wrap, disposable utensils, paper plates, gloves, paper towels), $50 for gas, $500 labor (4 assistants), $150 food and beverage from a local business (pizza/bottled water), $25 cleaning supplies, and other miscellaneous costs.
My baking class provides New Orleans youth a safe space to learn how to bake, explore their inner creativity and financial literacy. In a city plagued with failing schools, crime, and few outreach programs for kids, I designed this baking class to allow kids the freedom to be themselves while working together to bake a sweet treat. Kids learn about measurement, timing, and the mixing process. Students are taught financial literacy, like budgeting, to help them manage their money. During the mixing process, students use their recipes to prep their ingredients and share kitchen aid mixers. Staff assists students along the way. Once their pastries are finished baking, students box them and are sent home with recipes to practice baking at home.