Category Archives: Hawyard Rec Connect

IMG_4697 2018 Recap: Summer in the Gardens

August 12th, 2018

"I want to be kind and protect all of the creatures in the garden! I love creatures!" -- a student who affectionately referred to all insects in the garden as "creatures" and who may, one day, be an entomologist. Fun in the Sun CommunityGrows had a wonderful summer! We enjoyed working with youth from partner programs including the … Continue reading 2018 Recap: Summer in the Gardens

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7.15.16-Hayward-Carnival_IMG_6844 BEETS work the Hayward Rec Carnival

July 17th, 2016

On Friday, July 15, 2016 CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined other neighborhood partners to celebrate the Hayward Rec Connect Carnival, sponsored by the Buchanan YMCA. Kids got to enjoy being outdoors, dancing, hanging out with friends and also learn about water conservation. They played a game answering questions about why … Continue reading BEETS work the Hayward Rec Carnival

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7.7.16-GGF-HRec_135053_1468004727432 Trips to Green Gulch Farm

July 16th, 2016

On June 23rd and July 7th CommunityGrows took their summer partners and youth to Green Gulch Farm. On June 23rd the Village Project and the Buchanan YMCA and on July 7th Hayward Rec Connect and Booker T. Washington youth got to go to Green Gulch thanks to CommunityGrows. Some of the highlights were eating Sorrel … Continue reading Trips to Green Gulch Farm

Tags: , , Booker T. Washington Community Center, Buchanan YMCA, Field Trip, Green Gulch Farm, Hawyard Rec Connect, Hayward Recreation Center, Summer Science, The Village Project

IMG_6325 Vegetarian Tacos at Hayward Rec Connect

May 1st, 2016

On Monday, April 18, 2016 the kids at Hayward Rec Connect after-school made delicious Vegetarian Tacos. The students learned about the beauty of vegetables when slicing into a beet, and the healthy benefits of combining foods, like beans, rice and salsa with other vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and spinach, to name a few. After … Continue reading Vegetarian Tacos at Hayward Rec Connect

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IMG_4709 Chef Chauncy at Hayward Rec Connect

November 28th, 2015

Hayward Rec Connect and the Buchanan YMCA kids were abuzz on Monday, November 16, 2015 with excitement to cook with Chef Chauncy Yarngo. Chauncy Yarngo is from the Kpella tribe in Liberia who came to America at a younger age and has become a professional chef in the United States. Chef Chauncy currently works part … Continue reading Chef Chauncy at Hayward Rec Connect

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7.10.15-BEETS-HaywardCarnival_IMG_2259 Hayward Rec Carnival with the BEETS

July 19th, 2015

On Friday July 10, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) took their water conservation summer theme to the Hayward Rec Carnival in San Francisco. Thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the BEET have been studying water conservation, especially in the Bay Area where there is a … Continue reading Hayward Rec Carnival with the BEETS

Tags: , BEETS, Hawyard Rec Connect, Hayward Recreation Center, Summer Science

3.12.15-BEETS-MaxineHallHealth_IMG_0354 Making Healthy Ranch Dressing!

March 14th, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 the after-school youth at Hayward Rec Connect in San Francisco made healthy ranch dressing and cut carrots, broccoli, and celery to enjoy it with. As you can see everyone did enjoy eating their vegetables! Here’s the recipe: Ranch Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream 1-1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading Making Healthy Ranch Dressing!

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2.23.15-CarrotMuffins_IMG_0049 Carrot Muffins in the Afternoon

March 2nd, 2015

On February 23, 2015 our after-school program at Hayward Rec Center made carrot muffins. As usual, we began our class with reading the rules and washing our hands. We went through the ingredients and everyone got a chance to find out where they came from: vanilla from a flower, cinnamon from a bark, ginger from … Continue reading Carrot Muffins in the Afternoon

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2.16.15-Cooking-BananaSplits_IMG_0004 Banana Splits

March 1st, 2015

On February 16, 2015 the youth at Hayward Rec Connect after-school program in San Francisco made banana splits. CommunityGrows staff was joined by Nora Brereton, former Director of Programs, who stopped in to say “hello”. After cutting their bananas, the youth chose what they wanted on their splits: Greek yogurt, raspberries, peanut butter, shredded coconut, … Continue reading Banana Splits

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