Wednesday, May 29th

SAS Offers Summer Programs for High School and College Students

chefshatThis summer, the Scarsdale Adult School is offering classes designed exclusively for college bound students or recent graduates. Life Skills for the College Bound Student and Recent Graduate is a two-part series dedicated to teaching young adults 16+ years old how to manage living on their own.

Veteran SAS master chef and teacher Mimi Beaven will teach the first class, Cooking 101 and Eating Healthy. Beaven traces her passion for feeding people back to childhood experiences trimming haricots verts at her grandfather's restaurant in Lyons, France. Later she enjoyed a career in London restaurants and in food television production. Locally, Mimi is involved in growing, selecting and preparing local seasonal produce. Her focus is on the delicious simplicity of good food.

Preparing a simple meal, demonstrating basic cooking skills and preparation tips are all part of the curriculum. Students will learn about handy equipment needed in a kitchen/dorm room and healthy foods to stock up on. The workshop will offer a combination of basic nutrition knowledge and food as well as cooking ideas to help students make healthy choices and prepare balanced meals and snacks on their own. The class will take place Wednesday, July 6th from 7 - 9 pm at the teacher's home and the address will provided upon registration. The cost is $30.

The second class, Auto Maintenance and Safe Driving Techniques will again be taught by Al Porpora, owner of Heathcote Gulf and has been maintaining and repairing cars for more than 35 years. In his class students will learn the basics about cars, simple auto maintenance, and safe driving tips. They will leave it with an understanding of how to regularly maintain a car, fix a flat tire, and safely navigate the road when in an emergency situation. The class will be held Wednesday, July 13th at the Heathcote Gulf Service Station, 1 Weaver Street from 7 - 9 pm. The cost is $30.

The cost to enroll in both classes is $50. A $10 savings! Register online at Questions? Call 914-723-23258.

Marketing Yourself in Today's Job Environment, a brand new six-week class offered by the Scarsdale Adult School is targeted to anyone looking for a job from the recent graduate to senior job candidates. In this class students will learn to create a step-by-step plan using reliable marketing principles. Participants will learn to utilize simple guides to resume writing, personal assessments, job interview skills and "outside the box" thinking.

Topics covered include: establishing a goal and creating a positioning statement; creating a situation analysis matrix; performing market research and creating a personal matrix; conducting a personal assessment and creating a skills matrix; establishing a personal and professional "Council of Advisors"; and developing a strategy and implementation plan.

Reading, "What Color is Your Parachute" by Richard Nelson Bolles is required. The class is offered six Wednesdays starting July 6th - August 10th from 10 am - noon at the Scarsdale Public Library. The cost is $180. Register online at Questions? Call 914-723-5278



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