April 14, 2024

CBS Information Baltimore


BALTIMORE — Transition Kitchen, a nonprofit group that focuses on educating culinary expertise to at-risk youth, has partnered with the twenty ninth Road Group Middle to supply a supportive surroundings for younger folks to discover their creativity and study precious life expertise.

The collaboration goals to foster a way of belonging and self-confidence in impoverished areas. “You need to pour into youth to get them to grasp that we’re right here to assist them,” Chef Gail of Transition Kitchen mentioned. “You need to give them an outlet the place they are often themselves, they’ll calm down, they’ll get pleasure from themselves, they’ll prepare dinner, they’ll convey their concepts and their creativity to the kitchen as a result of all cooking is simply creating one thing.”

Transition Kitchen’s President, Chef Robert Stewart, a Baltimore native who grew up within the interior metropolis, felt compelled to offer again to his group after witnessing the riots sparked by the Freddie Grey incident. He noticed educating culinary arts as a optimistic and constructive approach for younger folks to make use of their palms and earn cash.

The partnership between Transition Kitchen and the twenty ninth Road Group Middle emphasizes the significance of mentorship and hands-on studying. 

By incorporating cooking into their packages, the organizations goal to supply a much-needed outlet for youth to unwind and have interaction in productive actions.

“Our children love cooking. We’d not be capable of have an after-school program if we weren’t cooking,” a program facilitator shared. “We’d not have children in right here pulling down our door if we did not get pleasure from cooking,” Mya Hodge of the twenty ninth St. Group Middle mentioned. 

To study extra concerning the partnership between Transition Kitchen and the twenty ninth Road Group Middle,  you may go to the twenty ninth Road Group Middle web site or discover them on numerous social media platforms corresponding to Twitter, Instagram, Fb, and YouTube.