This week we wrapped up our year long community outreach tutoring experience at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in West Asheville. Evergreen first grade Academic Support Teacher, Cathe Bradshaw, worked alongside HELP Program Coordinator, Ms. Zanie Davidison, to tutor 6-10 students every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the 2014-15 school year. In addition to tutoring support, Marin Leroy Evergreen's EE Coordinator, provided a healthy snack for every session, giving the students an added boost of after-school nutrition as well as opportunities to try new foods. The students benefited from the extra homework help, and above all, they enjoyed the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables Cathe brought and were eager to try new things whenever they were offered.
The partnership was very successful. We would like to thank the Rolander Foundation for helping to make this experience possible, as well as Ms. Zanie Davidson for her openness to bringing Cathe on board to work with her in her special community space.
To celebrate Cathe's last tutoring session and the end of the school year, Marin brought Evergreen's Field to Feast class to the church.
Using foods donated by FEAST and Evergreen's new partner farm, Terra Preta, we prepared an Asian Cabbage salad.
Everyone enjoyed learning about the different ingredients and LOVED cooking together. When it was complete, we feasted and enjoyed one another's company.