The young men of NCCF are cooking up some confidence in the kitchen. Alongside members of JWCCC, they are learning basic cooking skills as they transition towards the time when they will need to prepare healthy meals on their own.
Our Pie InThe Sky cookbook, published August 2012, benefits the Bistro Boyz program. Our cookbook is more than just a collection of yummy recipes; it’s a legacy of our wonderful club and community AND it supports the life-altering good works our members are doing in partnership with the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF). 100% of printing costs were covered by local businesses — so 100% of cookbook sales benefit our Bistro BoyZ programs. We are committed to uniting our community around these young men — displaced from their own families and neighborhoods — and reaching out to them as they pass through our own backyard.
GEMS (Girls Empowered Motivated and Successful) is the JWCCC's girls mentoring program in partnership with Hearts & Homes for Youth; one of our signature charity partners. GEMS is held monthly at the Helen Smith Home for girls. The GEMS program mentors girls through project based activities, fieldtrips and inviting the girls to participate in JWCCC events and fundraisers.