SHOWing KIDS JUST HOW MUCH IS POSSIBLE WHEN THEY DECIDE WHAT TO MAKE, FOLLOW A RECIPE, AND GUIDE IT TO COMPLETION - both in the kitchen and in their lives

 

Mission:

Our mission is to empower kids to make amazing things happen in their lives by teaching them how to make amazing things happen in the kitchen.


Problem:

Research shows, kids in lower income communities are less likely to grow up believing they are in control of what happens in their lives. This world view is correlated to negative life outcomes in health, career, income, and happiness. By helping kids understand their own ability, we can help shape the way they approach the world, and ultimately, how successful and happy they are in it.


Format:

We teach weekly cooking lessons to kids aged 9-12. In each 8-week session, the recipes increase in complexity as the kids' confidence and skills build. Every lesson follows the "5 Steps to Cook Anything" - a model that can be applied outside of the kitchen toward the kids' challenges and goals in life.

  1. Decide what you want to make

  2. Get a recipe ready

  3. Follow it closely

  4. Check in and edit

  5. Taste and reflect


Location:

Pilsen - Gads Hill Center 

East Garfield Park - Breakthrough FamilyPlex


Future Vision:

Kitchen Possible is in the process of expanding, as we look to reach other low-income neighborhoods in Chicago by opening new program locations. Our goal is to offer Kitchen Possible classes to as many kids as we can.

Kitchen Possible is 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.