Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Second Dish Out focuses on projects that inspire Fort Worth Students

On October 24, Fort Worth Dish Out hosted an Oktoberfest-inspired event at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company. Over beer and brats, our guests learned about three projects that benefit children who live and learn in Fort Worth:

The Thursday Boys: Celebrating 20 years, the Thursday Boys is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring children in Fort Worth ISD to help them develop leadership skills and provide community service in our city. Thursday Boys is a place to serve home, school and community with service projects and hands on involvement.

Score a Goal in the Classroom: A program designed to encourage and motivate students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, with positive rewards and an opportunity to raise grades, achieve better attendance and become more responsible citizens.

REAL School Gardens: REAL School Gardens cultivates relationships with elementary school communities to create learning gardens that raise hope, spark imaginations and connect children to nature.

Following presentations from each project and after a guided tour of the brewery from Austin, one of Rahr's talented brewmasters, FWDO guests voted for REAL School Gardens as the project to receive 60 percent of the night's net proceeds. As always, we also encouraged everyone to give of their time and talents to the project that most inspired them.

We would like to thank all who attended this event, everyone who donated to the cause, Rahr Brewery for hosting us, and all of our featured projects for sharing their stories.

Click here to see the photos from our event!

Stay tuned for information about our next Dish Out which will take place in late January!

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