This week's Blank Plate was a dash of cooking activities, a frenzy of planning, and a giant heap of family love. Students prepare dinner a over a hundred guests attending the opening of play in The Point's theater space while learning the basics of egg preparation in appetizers like deviled eggs, over-easy eggs, and vegetarian quiches with spinach and red peppers.
Afterwards, all the staff and students of Blank Plate eat together in a “family meal” at a long table together. It's a great way to catch up with each other over food and conversation. It's also a good time to introduce the students to all of The Point activities especially the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This program is available to teens 18-24 and includes programming like ACTION, Visual Arts, Music and Writing, Capoeira, Circus, Theater, and a Men's and a Women's group six days a week.
Stay tuned for more updates from Blank Plate! There's some new and interesting plans underway!