United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley took the Salem-Keizer Enrichment Academy under its wing after the departure of Salem-Kezier Education Foundation earlier this year, allowing us to help support students in a new capacity. The enrichment programs across the school district give students a unique opportunity before or after school hours to explore interests and build skills outside of a regular curriculum. North Salem High School runs 11 programs, one in particular titled Cooking101. This program is scheduled once a week, where 10-15 students have been learning basic cooking skills and expanding their culinary knowledge. So far this year they've made a wide variety of meals and treats, ranging from pigs in a blanket to cinnamon rolls! Thanks to programs like these, students are given the opportunity and support to explore interests and hobbies that they can carry forward outside of school and in life. If you have any questions about enrichment, e-mail Jodi Blackman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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