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BEETS work the Hayward Rec Carnival


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. 7.15.16-Hayward-Carnival_IMG_68657.15.16-Hayward-Carnival_IMG_6857Kids got to enjoy being outdoors, dancing, hanging out with friends and also learn about water conservation. 7.15.16-Hayward-Carnival_IMG_6873They played a game answering questions about why water is important and got to throw balloons into a board with buckets. The reward was either delicious watermelons or wash-on tattoos.7.15.16-Hayward-Carnival_IMG_68647.15.16-Hayward-Carnival_IMG_6868 Lot of fun all day!

Adrian Williams and some of her charges with the Village Project!
Adrian Williams and some of her charges with the Village Project!

Vegetarian Tacos at Hayward Rec Connect

IMG_6304On Monday, April 18, 2016 the kids at Hayward Rec Connect after-school made delicious Vegetarian Tacos. IMG_6340The students learned about the beauty of vegetables when slicing into a beet, IMG_6292and the healthy benefits of combining foods, like beans, rice and salsa with other vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and spinach, to name a few. IMG_6318After cutting and prepping the vegetables, everyone got to assemble their own tacos. IMG_6354IMG_6359Linda Saenzpardo, one of our Spring cohort BEETS, assisted Crystal Jones, Seed-to-Mouth Coordinator with the class. IMG_6325IMG_6375In the corner of the room sitting contently, was a new addition to the Hayward Rec Connect named Hippity Hop. The rabbit seemed well adjust to the excitement of after-school activities.IMG_6300