Calling all baking educators! The Home Baking Association (HBA) annually recognizes an educator for a baking activity or lesson with a $1,000 award. The association seeks to reward educators who have implemented outstanding programs that teach children to bake and share baking in their communities.
Classroom educators and community youth organization program leaders are eligible. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators and youth organization leaders for 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, Camp Fire USA and other after-school or community programs are encouraged to share successful community baking programs. Youth who have developed baking programs that teach other youth to bake are also invited to enter.
The outstanding educator selected will receive $1,000 and a trip to the HBA Annual Meeting in South Carolina to present the winning project. In addition to the top prize additional awards may be given for special categories. All entrants will receive a complimentary teaching resource from the Home Baking Association.
Previous Winner Spotlight: Kaye Hendricks entered Mystery Muffins and won the award in 2012. Hendricks is a kindergarten teacher in Manhattan, KS. Other awards named in 2012 included Best Community Reach, Clover Kitchen for Kids, by Amy Peterson, MS, RD, Nebraska and Most Creative, Creative Pizza, by Carla Schaer, FCS Educator, Illinois.Winning entries from previous winners can be found at HomeBaking.org.
Cookie Capers, middle and high school winning lessons from Marla Prusa, Nebraska and Bakeworks, a preschool enrichment winning activity from Julie Ratchford, VA are available to download. For these winning projects, additional baking activities, lessons, recipes and application for the 2015 contest visit HomeBaking.org. Entries may be mailed or sent electronically through the web-site. Entry deadline is March 31, 2015.
More information is available at HomeBaking.org.