A number of new faces joined us at Teen Services on Thursday, November 29th for a special evening with two of Sonoma’s culinary stars: Sondra Bernstein (the girl and the fig) and Nima Sherpa (Sonoma Grille). Both had interesting journeys to share and advice to offer to the young adults who came to learn a bit more about the culinary field.
It was not unusual that there was a high level of energy with only a few days before our annual fundraiser – Cowboy Cab – but this day was beyond the expected.
Joellyn, TSS Administrative Assistant, was creating table numbers for Cowboy Cab. Lovin’ Oven Coordinator Carol was in the kitchen getting things ready for cooking for the homeless shelter. Six girls sat around a table set up in front of the TV screen teaching Norma, Teen Center Coordinator, how to decorate Cowboy Cab cookies. Four new job coaches arrived to join the summer cohort who were having their first RTW workshop in the classroom. And there was a bearded dragon in our accountant’s office.
To explain the latter… Merlise, our accountant, is heading off on vacation and TSS is dragon-sitting while Merlise is away.
Just a typical day at Teen Services Sonoma!
Soroptimist International of Sonoma Valley have pledged $5,000 to help us form a new Girls Group at the Teen Center that will begin in the fall. Teen Center Coordinator Gabby Petersen will run the program. More news to follow.
Photo: Soroptimist members meet with TSS staff
A group of our teens recently visited the KPIX News in San Francisco. They were able to meet with the anchors and learn what goes into creating the broadcasts.