After School Programs


November 2020- May 2021

Who?

Children with epilepsy ages 9-17

*Please contact us if child is outside age group and wishes to join!

 

What?

  • Music: 3:30pm-4:30pm the first Tuesday of every month starting November 3, 2020-May 4, 2021
  • Art: 3:30pm-5pm the second Tuesday of every month starting November 10, 2020- May 11, 2021 
  • Cooking: 3:30pm-5pm the third Thursday of every month starting November 19, 2020- May 20, 2021 
  • Special events: 3:30pm-4:30pm the last Tuesday of every month starting November 24th, 2020-May 25, 2021

 

Cost?

-Free, however consistent participation is necessary and we welcome donations!

 

When?

Monthly recurrent activities through the school year November 2020- May 2021

-Starting Tuesday, November 3rd at 3:30pm.

  • First week-music
  • Second week- art
  • Third week- cooking class
  • Fourth week- special event
  • *If a month falls with five Tuesdays the last one will not have an activity

 

Where?

-All activities will take place via Zoom. There may be some special event activities that could turn to in-person depending on social distance and COVID-19 safety regulations.

Registration link: https://www.tfaforms.com/4858100

 

Music: Jason Zucker

A graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, Jason is a performing keyboardist, composer, and educator committed to the creation and study of music. 

Jason once read, “Art is how we decorate space, and music is how we decorate time.” He is convinced that this is true, and that each one of us is an artist and a musician to boot!

Jason has had years of online and in person teaching experience in both the New York City and Bay Areas, and can’t wait to begin music lessons with you too. 


Art: Kiona Medina

Kiona Medina is a Colombian-born expressive arts therapist and facilitator with 12yrs of experience working in community mental health. She currently lives and works in Richmond. She is very passionate about the intersections of spirituality, arts, play and community. Her groups are about fostering connections to self and others using the arts, nature and creativity.


Cooking: Chef Carlos Pineda

Chef Carlos Pineda is the Director of Hospitality and Culinary Services at Rebekah Children’s Services, where he oversees the Culinary Academy and Kneaded Bakery. Born and raised in Gilroy, California, he graduated from Gilroy High School before attending the Professional Culinary Institute in Campbell. He graduated from their Bakery and Pastry Program in 2007, and went on to the Inn at Spanish Bay with Peddle Beach Company where he completed his externship. He then worked as a Chef in Monterey, Carmel, Los Angeles, San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy.

In 2010 he began his career at Rebekah Children’s Services where he helped develop the Culinary Academy. This program allows disadvantaged youth ages 15-25 to learn hands-on culinary skills in a commercial kitchen. In addition, students develop job-readiness skills in a safe, structured, and caring environment that will prepare them for the demands and responsibilities of adult-hood, independent living, and the real work world. The Culinary Academy has since graduated over 1300 students and continues to have a job placing rate of 98% for 8 years straight. In 2014 Chef Carlos completed the requirements to receive his California Teaching Credential for Vocational Education and is currently working towards his Administration Teaching Credential.

Carlos is an avid supporter for the LGBTQ+ community and is a huge contributor to various service organizations in the Bay Area. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, South County Young Professional’s Network, Gilroy Exchange Club, EL Cajon Project, Leadership Gilroy, and Gilroy Foundation. He is a member of the City of Gilroy Housing Advisory Committee and served as The 2018-2019 President of the Gilroy Sunrise Rotary Club, where he is still an active member. In June 2017 he received the Nob Hill Award for outstanding community service from the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, and in 2018 was highlighted as one of Gilroy and Morgan Hill Today’s 2018 People to watch. Later that year, he received the Gavilan College Community Spirit Award, for outstanding Community Service. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 he won the Garlic Festival Showdown, donating his earnings each year to the Gilroy Foundation, One Giving Tree and Rebekah Children’s Services respectively. Chef Carlos was recently awarded the 2020 Leadership Gilroy LIFT Award (Lead Inspire Focus Team) for exemplifying what it means to be a leader. Chef Carlos’ motto is to always educate, inspire and lead.