Brookline Teen Center
40 Aspinwall Ave
Brookline, MA 02446
United States of America

This is a new service project supported by a Rotary District Grant to involve Brookline students at the Teen Center to learn healthy cooking and enjoy a meal together.  

In partnership with BU Occupational Therapy doctoral students, the grant involves a weekly cooking class through June 7, 2024.  The first week there will be two classes -- one on Monday 2/5 and thereafter on Friday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm.

Volunteers will work with Teen Center middle schoolers and high schoolers to cook a vegetarian, low-cost, healthy entree and dessert.  BU professor and Rotarian Karen Jacobs will work with Teen Center members to create the menu, and BU OT doctoral students will lead the classes.

3 volunteers are needed each week: one to do the grocery shopping and deliver the items to the Teen Center on Thursday/Friday, and two more volunteers to help set-up, assist in cooking, and then clean-up. To volunteer, click the BTC District Grant button on this webpage.  Questions can be directed to Susan Rack, Service Project Chair.

Teen Center participants will be given copies of the recipes to cook at home with their families. They will also create a cookbook of their favorites recipes with their personal comments.