Kids, Cupcakes, and Climbing
On Thursday evening, Berkeley Ironworks will be flooded with cupcakes, cookies, and brownies. Ironworks climbers are having a bake sale with the proceeds are going to Learning for Life
, a non-profit national organization that helps urban area kids in places like Oakland with after school activities.
Students at the May 2009 Energy Fair
On December 3, Maria Schriver will be taking 30 Learning for life kids to Berkeley Ironworks. Schriver, who has worked for Learning for Life for 2 ½ years, teaches science lessons focusing on energy and the environment with Sebastien Lounis, another Touchstone climber. Schriver talked about why they wanted to take the student climbing. Schriver stated, “They can be successful and see themselves improving and accomplishing something. They can work at their own pace, but be encouraged by other kids. They can find a reason to be committed to lifelong fitness.”
The students checking out posters at the fair.
On the day of the field trip, Schriver, Jose Gutierrez, and two other Touchstone members will be helping belay the kids.
This is a great opportunity to eat some excellent baked goods, rock climb, and support a great cause. Stop by the bake sale on Thursday night and kids get into the gym.
If you can't make the bake sale you can still donate to the program by writing a check to "SFBAC Learning for Life" and mailing it to Kate Wollner at Horace Mann Elementary School, 5222 Ygnacio Ave, Oakland CA 94601 contact Kate.Wollner@gmail.com for more details.
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