June 13, 2013
The following post was written by Rebecca Meekins, our rockstar sweetgreen in schools intern. Today marks Rebecca’s last day at sweetgreen before moving on to a new curriculum development role with the Global Aid Network, a missions-based humanitarian aid organization that works with developing countries. Please join us in saying thanks and wishing Rebecca the best of luck!
For the past school year, I have been responsible for teaching our sweetgreen in schools curriculum to the students at the two different elementary schools in DC: Capital City Public Charter School and Seaton Elementary. It has been a blast helping the children learn about everything from nutrition to sustainability, and watching them get excited about eating salads –- they’ve even started asking for seconds!
One of my favorite parts of the program was bringing some of the students on a class trip to sweetlife, where they participated in various hands-on activities with our partners: learning how to knead dough with Bakery de France, attending a private acoustic set by Austin Bis at the schoolhouse, taste testing local strawberries with Fresh Farm, and helping local artist Kelly Towles paint an on-site mural.
Some other highlights from the end of the year include…
1. These sweet postcards written by the students at Seaton Elementary:
2. This amazing ‘veggie rap’ created and performed by the students at Capital City Public Charter:
As I close out my year as an intern, I am so thankful that I was able to work with sweetgreen in schools and can’t wait to see where the program will head next!