Drew Transition Center to showcase its Hoop House, give healthy food demos to parents

Stop by to visit the Drew Transition Center Community Garden and Hoop House during DPS Go Green Week Nov. 26-Nov. 30!

As part of Detroit Public Schools’ first-ever ‘Go Green Week,’ Drew Transition Center, which serves post-secondary special education students ages 18-26, will showcase its outdoor Hoop House and Community Garden, where the school’s students harvest vegetables that are used throughout the year in the school’s cafeteria. Drew’s students will also assist in a demonstration to parents on how to make a healthy Stoplight Salad, using greens harvested from the Hoop House.

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 27
Drew Transition Center
9600 Wyoming, Detroit

About Drew Transition Center
The Charles Drew Transition Center is a unique post-secondary vocational center for Moderate and Severely Cognitively Impaired, Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Physically Impaired, Otherwise Health Impaired, and students with Autism. The Transition Center, which serves post-secondary special education students ages 18-26, is a one-of-a-kind Center-Based educational facility that has created a continuum of services for students with disabilities to ensure students have access to an age-appropriate learning environment. Students are prepared for the world of work and to become productive citizens with the necessary skills that will increase their quality of life.

About ‘Go Green’ Week
With an emphasis on projects that have a positive fiscal impact but also contribute constructively to student achievement and community health and well-being, Detroit Public Schools is designing and implementing a comprehensive Sustainability Management Plan including energy, waste management, transportation, nutrition, and indoor and outdoor site environments that involves educators, students and parents as well as an array of partners.

A weeklong series of project launches, activities and public tours is planned for November 26 – 30 to showcase the green initiatives.

Detroit Public Schools November 26 – 30 Green Week activities include:

• Tours of new East English Village Preparatory Academy, Monday at 2:00 p.m. 17200 Southampton.
• Meatless Monday lunch for all DPS students
• Home weatherization demos by Detroit’s WARM Training Center in conjunction with DPS and Detroit Parent Network, Monday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Ludington Magnet Middle School Parent Resource Center, 19501 Berg Rd. A full week of parent workshops will follow.
• Drew Transition Center Community Garden and Hoop House Tours with healthy salad cooking demonstration, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. 9600 Wyoming St.
• Randolph Career and Technical Center students will hold a DIY home improvement demonstration on constructing above-ground garden boxes at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 17101 Hubbell St.
• Golightly Career and Technical Center’s Mass Media program will offer an ink cartridge drop off from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the school, 900 Dickerson on Thursday. This will repeat monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month starting in 2013.
• Weeklong: Student scavenger hunts with Green themes. School Messenger calls to all parents with energy saving tips. Student Green Poster Contest (see details). Green website, logo unveiling, PA announcements, poster boards at LEED schools, media ops.

For full details, go to: www.detroitk12.org/gogreen

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