Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and His Legacy

February 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Students from one of our alternative education programs participated in an innovative way to honor Dr. King’s work and legacy.

Southwest Key’s Travis County Day Enrichment Program partnered with ServeaDream and The Kitchen Space , to host a pie-baking field trip. The trip allowed students to learn more about the food they eat, its history, and future culinary careers, while making pies they could take home to share with their families on the MLK Holiday.

The Kitchen Space generously donated its demonstration kitchen and Southwest Key provided all the materials.  The students then participated in a baking class in which they were guided through making an apple pie. Pies eaten and enjoyed and our students had a productive experience to reflect upon.

There was a deeper symbolism in our students’ participation in this event. They were involved in something larger than themselves; keeping Dr. King’s dream of unity, harmony and community alive.

Sometimes the largest lessons are learned when we give to others, and this was definitely a service learning activity that did just that for all involved.

Many thanks to ServeaDream and The Kitchen Space.

More pictures of the day here.


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