As many of you may know, I teach a class once a week for a non-profit called Common Threads. It’s an amazing organization that works with Chicago public school children from the ages of 8 to 12 years old to teach them cooking skills, nutrition and cultural diversity. Teaching these classes is truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I feel I’ve gained so much from these kids who come from all different backgrounds.
Last fall I was lucky to share this experience with Brett Sterling from the Chicago Wolves. While I’m sure he’s a great hockey player (sorry Brett, I still haven’t seen a game), I can say with absolute certainty that he has a good heart.
Brett visited my class along with others from the Wolves organization last fall, which was so special for the kids. Not only did they love the hats, pennants and posters Brett signed for them, they were so excited to work with him in the kitchen, teach him cooking skills they’ve learned, and ask him all sorts of questions. It was really a special day.
The Wolves also put together this short video of Brett’s Common Threads visit that I just found on their website. It’s a great video that really showcases the spirit of Common Threads and the amazing students I had the privilege of teaching. Take a look – it’s inspiring!