Celebrity Chef Mentors 4 Youth
North American Precis Syndicate
Philipe, right, is one of four Treehouse youth mentored by celebrity chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Noted Chef Tom Douglas cooked up a way for four youth who
have experienced foster care to explore culinary careers.
What Douglas Did
The Seattle restaurateur, who defeated Masaharu
Morimoto on “Iron Chef America,” mentored Paris, Skyler, Philipe and Journey
through Treehouse. The nonprofit is dedicated to
giving youth in care a childhood and a future. The youth spent time with
Douglas getting his advice and learning to improve their cooking skills. He
taught them the proper way to cut up a chicken and make three delicious meals—roast
chicken, stir-fry and chicken piccata.
Treehouse youth learn to set goals and make plans
for the future as they work to graduate from high school, a key marker for
future success. The organization, which operates throughout Washington and
contributes to the national conversation on foster care, supports young
adults well into their 20s—or until they achieve a degree or
credential, living wage and stable housing.
Why It’s Important
Seventy percent of youth in foster care dream of attending college, but
fewer than half earn a high school diploma and only 3 percent go on to earn a
bachelor’s degree. In comparison, Treehouse’s
youth enjoy an outstanding 82 percent extended high school graduation rate
and ongoing access to career coaches, a variety of services and material
resources such as clothing.
Where to Learn More
View video of Douglas and the youth at http://bit.ly/videotreehouse. This is
the fourth mentoring video in the series. In other videos, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam created a song with five Treehouse youth, best-selling author Marissa Meyer of “The
Lunar Chronicles” coached a young writer and renowned paper-cut artist
Barbara Earl Thomas worked with three youth on a major project for EXPO
To discover the many ways to support Treehouse’s
mission, visit www.treehouseforkids.org.
“Celebrity Chef Tom Douglas
cooked up a way to mentor youth who have experienced foster care as they explore
culinary careers through Treehouse. The
organization gives youth in foster care a childhood and a future. There are
many ways to get involved. www.treehouseforkids.org http://bit.ly/31Qaqr6”
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)