Our Navigation Approach
To prepare vulnerable students for success in school and in life, children and families in our community need comprehensive, collaborative programs to tackle to barriers of poverty – including barriers to equitable education and healthy lives. Navigation, our groundbreaking, holistic approach, extends health and social services to students within our academic programs, and expands supports to the whole family.
○ Integrated within this approach is our comprehensive Edible Education Food Literacy initiative, addressing chronic food insecurity faced by families with:
○ Young children and families and college and career-bound teens work with our Navigators, Foodlink educators, and community partners on nutrition education and job-training for careers in Culinary Arts fields.
○ To further enhance Navigation’s food literacy and career-readiness initiatives, we are building a Community Kitchen. A learning hub and resource for our student and family programming, the kitchen will:
Community financial and in-kind support for our Community Kitchen will help expand programs, purchase educational supplies, food pantry items, and cooking equipment for seven work stations. Naming and underwriting opportunities are available.