TDBank surprised The Tutorial Center Staff with beautiful flowers in appreciation for the work we do! Thank you TDBank!

Warm surprises: TDBank’s Acts of Kindness

TDBank surprised The Tutorial Center Staff with beautiful flowers in appreciation for the work we do! Thank you TDBank!The Tutorial Center in Bennington received a surprise visit last week by Michelle Peabody and Julianna Burnley of TD Bank, who handed out flowers to TTC teachers as a way to celebrate The Tutorial Center’s role in the community. TDBank employees are delivering these “random acts of kindness” to acknowledge area organizations that are important to the community.

“The Tutorial Center’s programs help to better the community and we just wanted to show how much we truly appreciate them,” said Peabody and Burnley.

TTC Awarded Harvard Pilgrim Foundation Grant!

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We just received the great news that our YAP! program has been selected for a Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Community Sprit Award.

The award was established to honor and encourage the spirit of community caring awakened by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care created a special fund to help their employees direct mini-grants to local community programs, helping to improve the places where we live, work and play.

The Harvard Pilgrim Foundation board recently created the Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Food Fund to support nonprofit organizations throughout Harvard Pilgrim’s service areas that make fresh (and often local) food easier to find and buy. In an effort to support our colleagues at Harvard Pilgrim who get involved in giving and service projects that focus on fresh food, the Foundation will add an extra $50 to the 2015 $500 mini-grants that support healthy fresh food programs.

We will certainly put the grants to good use, fueling our mission of providing agriculture education to students and fresh, local food to the community!

Food Revolution Day!

Food Revolution DayAdult Education and High School Completion students led the charge with Tutorial Center staff today as part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day. The goal of the movement is to bring cooking back into the regular school curriculum at all levels.

Here at The Tutorial Center we couldn’t agree more – so we participated by making dishes form our new eBook Garden Candy Basics. Zippy Tomato Moonshine, a veggie-packed pasta sauce and The Rainbow Ribbon Swirl with Peanut sauce were on the menus in our Bennington and Manchester classes.

Jeremy Andrews in Benington also made Sautéd Green beans that was a huge hit.

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Food Revolution Day

We’re Joining the Revolution!

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IMG_1525Actually we’ve been a leader in this movement! But on May 15th we’re amping up our rally cry in support of Chef Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day – a global push to make food education a part of everyday school curriculum world-wide. Over 750,000 people have already signed the petition urging this important change!

Food and agriculture have long been part of our work with students—evidenced by our popular YAP! program and the way TTC at Smokey House includes cooking as part of YouthWork & Learn’s alternative school program. We understand that arming people with familiarity with good, whole foods can make all the difference in our students’ and staff’s well-being. Better food choices mean less childhood obesity, reduced diet-related disease and improved overall health for every body.

FFood Revolution Tutorial Center Students Cooking at TTC-9548or Food Revolution Day our centers will be featuring special cooking sessions using recipes from our newly published e-book, Garden Candy Basics. Instructors will be engaging students of all ages including those in adult education and ESL classes.

Vegetable pizzas, blended tomatoes on rustic bread, and spiralized veggie salads are a few easy, affordable and delicious dishes they’ll be creating and enjoying—reinforcing the idea that healthy choices benefit both the individual and the community.

Juanita Burch-Clay, YouthWork & Learn coordinator at our program at Smokey House, tells us “Many times the students have said they thought they didn’t like something, but they like what we made. I guide us to meals that are healthy, tasty, relatively inexpensive, and easy to make at home. These are survival skills they’re learning.”

Survival indeed! Let’s make fresh food and better eating an everyday movement! Let’s be revolutionary! Make Lucas’ Chicken Cordon Bleu!
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VIDEO: What it Means to Get Your Diploma

Janette Johnson shares what it was like to receive her high school diploma.

If you would like information about earning YOUR High School Diploma, get in touch by filling out the form below, or calling 802-447-0111 in Bennington, or 802-362-0222 in Mancehster.

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