The Peace Builders- Teen Chefs at Cabrillo High

Jan. 6, 2014 / By

A group of young teen chefs are learning how to eat and make healthy food through the Health Corps program at Cabrillo High School. Made up of mostly freshman and sophomores, the class is lead by health teacher Kelly Annin. The photography slideshow and video above show the students showing off some of their new skills.

Through its curriculum, Health Corps will focus on three areas of health education: nutrition, fitness and mental strength. The class proves to be even more beneficial for the students since recent school budget cuts cost health class in all the high schools in the city.

“I’m inspired to eat healthier because of my own personal transformation that I’ve experienced,” Annin said. “I wish that there was a HealthCorps program at my high school so I would have discovered all the amazing benefits from eating healthier earlier. I want high school kids to realize this transformation before going to college and getting a job to set them up for a better quality life.”

For more information on HealthCorps at Cabrillo, go HERE.


In celebration for the Season for NonviolenceVoiceWaves has featured a person or organization locally who has made strides to build peace in the community. This piece is the fourth in the series.

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Adalhi Montes

As a teenager, Adalhi began volunteering at many programs helping our communities become healthier and safer to provide resources to people in need. He was involved with Weed and Seed in Central Long Beach and is a youth mentor for the California Conference for Equality and Justice. Adalhi is also in the process of completing the neighborhood leadership program at the Advanced Organizing Institute and is studying Radio and television broadcasting at LBCC. In the future, he looks forward to joining the Marine Corps and continuing his education.