Ardour Internship seeks to empower participants, qualifying them for jobs within the culinary industry ensuring a practical experience that will guide them in their search for a creative career path. We have partnered with AACT to be able to bring this opportunity to all Washoe county school district students. This internship is meant as a supplement to the formal culinary education students receive in the classroom. It’s main goal is to enhance the intern’s understanding of gastronomy by providing real-life experience and a connection with the local culinary industry and tastes. At the end of the internship, interns will work with the Ardour Chef to put together a one time Pop-Up restaurant. They will use their newly acquired knowledge to bring to life a unique dining experience. This event will serve as a capstone project for the internship.

This unpaid internship will take place in different restaurants in the Reno/Sparks area (restaurants pending). During their internship they will be part of the kitchen team serving as assistants to the main chef, following all of his instructions and guidelines. Students will be responsible for showing up on time, being respectful, following directions and making sure that they are putting to practice all their classroom knowledge. Students will also be responsible for completing a daily journal where they will answer different questions about their experience. During their internship, Ardour’s chef will be their point of contact for any questions or concerns. Ardour’s chef will also visit students at their internship location at least once. Towards the end of internship all interns will get together with Ardour’s chef to start planning the Ardour Pop Up. The Ardour Pop Up will be the capstone project for all of the Adour interns.  They will be responsible for creating a unique restaurant experience. The location of the Pop-Up will be determined towards the end of the internship. Future Kind will be responsible of organizing and promoting the event.

BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

  • Career related experience
  • Gains practical knowledge
  • Opportunity to explore career avenues
  • Valuable work experience for their resumes
  • Potential to earn academic credit
  • Increased self confidence
  • Obtain references from co-workers

BENEFITS FOR RESTAURANTS

  • Gain one additional kitchen assistant at no cost with few responsibilities.
  • Have your restaurant promoted by Future Kind
  • Help mold the future of Reno’s culinary scene
  • Help fill the educational gap needed in the local culinary industry.

For more information, please visit www.ardourpopup.com

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The goal of this project is to improve the quality of education in communities with limited resources around the world. Using digital tablets, (such as Kindle Fire or iPad) loaded with all the necessary textbooks and educational resources, we can make a significant difference in the lives of many.

WHY

Today, we find there is no reason for us to use the same educational tools we used in the past century. Technology is transforming the way we learn and the way we interact with the rest of the world.  If we want to educate individuals ready to face the challenges of our new globalized society, then we need to provide them with the necessary tools.  Having textbooks in a digital format as opposed to the printed versions, can be very advantageous:

1. The cost of each textbook is only a fraction of the printed book.

2. Environmentally friendly

3. Having all your books in just one tablet means students only need to have one study tool.

4. Since these digital textbooks use different media formats, such as video, audio and interactive illustrations, teachers will find it easier to engage students.

5. Updating textbooks will be as simple as downloading an email.

6. Students will also be able to use the tablet’s Internet access to find different resource materials.

WHO

It is known that the wealth gap between developed countries and those that are considered otherwise, continues to grow at a fast pace leaving many young people without opportunities to succeed. Future Kind seeks to work with schools all around the world that lack the necessary tools to provide quality education, such as updated libraries and access to new technologies. We look for small communities where we can have a big impact.

HOW

Providing educational communities with the digital tablets is only the first step. We expect educators to make the most out of these tools. For this reason Future Kind will provide hands-on training and on-going support to every teacher that will be handling the tablets. Future Kind will maintain a close working relationship with each sponsored school and will track tablet use and student growth. We will also implement a reflection and evaluation system whereby students and educators can give input about the effectiveness of the tablets.

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Our Multicultural Exchange focuses on educating and empowering young people to improve their quality of life while reducing their impact on the environment while learning about other cultures.  The common thread that runs through this mission is the emphasis on developing habits that promote healthy lifestyles, environmental consciousness and self-efficacy.

WHY

We believe in creating awareness through exploring the unfamiliar and creating new constructive disciplines.  When we are taken out of our natural environment or out of our own comfort level, our eye’s are opened to a possibility that we never knew existed. Future Kind is committed to creating the personal understanding that the knowledge acquired in our past experiences will determine our future behaviors. When young adults are given the opportunity to think freely and create their mindful interpretations, confidence and personal growth begin.

WHO

Future Kind Camps were created to improve  and educate the youth in the local communities. Students interested in participating in this unique experience must complete the camp application and include a personal “express yourself piece” explaining their interest in being part of Future Kind Camp. A selection committee will then evaluate these applications using a specific criteria. All students selected will be notified by Future Kind staff.

HOW

The camps are designed to expose young people to a wide-range of activities they may not be familiar with, such as acro-yoga, music, permaculture, art and more.  All activities are led by experienced instructors. At the beginning and end of every day, participants will take part in a team building class in which they will be encouraged to think about these new experiences in an analytical way. Through this class and through these ideas, the students  create connections between the given knowledge and their personal lives and will help encourage and improve the quality of  their lives and the community around them.

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Four courses of seasonal delights for one great cause!

Conceived as a collaboration between Future Kind and Seattle’s talented, up-and-coming chefs Felipe and Jessica Prieto, Ardour will bring to Reno one indulgent evening of seasonal delights. Ardour will offer a four course menu prepared with fresh, local ingredients and the option of a wine pairing with your dinner. Located at Great Full Gardens restaurant in the trendy Midtown District, Ardour will seduce Reno for one night only on Sunday, March 2nd with seating from 6-8pm. All proceeds will benefit Future Kind’s newest educational project, Reno Heart Beat.

The cost to dine at Ardour is as follows:

Four course dinner $ 70
Wine pairing $ 25

Chef Bio

Felipe Prieto

Born and raised in Colombia Felipe’s passion for the culinary arts led him south to Argentina to study at the Mausi Sebess Institute in Buenos Aires, the most awarded culinary institute in all of Latin America. Felipe has worked with renowned chefs in both South America and the U.S. such as the highly acclaimed Michael Mina who has won awards from the Michelin Guide and Tom Douglas who has twice received the James Beard award for Best West Coast Chef. Felipe currently works at Mamnoon restaurant in Seattle with chef Garret Melkonian. This restaurant was recently named best restaurant of the year by the Seattle Met Magazine and Seattle Magazine.

For information on becoming an sponsor or reservations please call (775) 624-7027 or visit www.ardourpopup.com.

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FK and Saltamontes
We are more than thrilled to announce that we are expanding our Digital Library program thanks to a partnership with Project Saltamontes, a non-profit member of One:One based in Santiago de Chile. Project Saltamontes has recognized the need to democratize access to learning English among different populations in the city of Santiago. ” In Chile, there is a wide array of enriching experiences available to young people, chances to study and work abroad that lead to better jobs and ultimately a higher quality of living, but those opportunities are only given to young people who have a good hold on the English language. Sadly, that dividing line in English competency correlates directly with socio-economic level.”

Through the use of iPads, teachers will have at their disposal a variety of tools that will help them develop a more engaging curriculum for the students. Interactive apps, ebooks and internet access, are just some of the  advantages that this technology can bring to the classroom. “The apps are really colorful, interactive, and fun, so the kids are more engaged and excited about learning,” says Courtney Yarsley, One:One Founder and Director. In the near future we intend to use these tablets as a means to bring together the different groups of students that Future Kind and Project Saltamontes are working with. Intercultural interaction will provide both groups of students with an opportunity to improve their language skills and develop global perspectives.

 

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[tp no_translate=”y”]Future Kind[/tp] provided two elementary schools in Puerto Casado Paraguay with no access to potable water with LifeStraw® water filters. These devices filter out 99.99% of the bacteria in contaminated water and are an immediate solution to potable water problem at these schools. [tp no_translate=”y”]Future Kind[/tp] is also working with school officials on a permanent solution for these schools and kids. The programs entails sanitary infrastructure at students homes such as latrines and sustainable sanitary ovens.

Besides these two elementary schools [tp no_translate=”y”]Future Kind[/tp] is working on providing LifeStraw® water filters to the following communities in Paraguay as well who have no access to safe drinking water making them highly susceptible to disease.

Name of Community (Tribe): Comunidad Livio Fariña of the Maskoy Guarani Tribe
Population: 400 (60 families)
The water access for this community is raw water from the river that discharges into a reservoir through a ditch. There’s no treatment of the water, people get the water from the reservoir through a couple of community faucets.

Name of Community: Castilla of the Maskoy Guarani Tribe
Population: 300 (50 families)
This community has no access to water from rivers or streams, so all they have is a reservoir that collects rain water. The water is not treated and has not distribution system. During droughts and hot temperatures the lack of water becomes a critical problem.

Name of Community: Toro Pampa (Latin Community, non-indigenous)
Population: 2000 (400 families)
This community has no access to rivers or streams, so all they have is two reservoirs that collect rain water. The water is not treated and there’s not distribution system.

If you feel you can help, please consider donating a LifeStraw to this project by clicking on the button below.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Come “kick the can” with Future Kind at the second annual KICK TO INSPIRE, one day, adult co-ed, soccer & music festival!

Reno, NV- May 8th, 2013 – Future Kind is a Reno based non-profit aimed at reducing the opportunity gap for communities with limited resources around the world. To help raise funds for Future Kind’s many exciting projects, the FK team is proud to announce KICK TO INSPIRE, an inspirational Soccer and Music Festival!

Soccer fanatic or not, Kick to Inspire is a 5v5 adult, coed soccer tournament that will test your ability to join your community, raise funds, have fun, and ultimately KICK THE CAN!. There will be optional juggling, chipping, and target contests to keep the fun and excitement in motion for players, fans, and music goers alike. With a mix of live bands and an exotic playlist from around the world, music will be rocking throughout this unique event. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the sideline bar, which has prime seating with an unobstructed view of all the action.

The KICK TO INSPIRE tournament will be held on June 8th, 2013 from 9am-6pm at the Reno Sports Dome located at 2400 Tampa Street, Reno, NV 89512. The “Dome” is a brand-new, state of the art, sports facility that offers indoors turf fields, party rooms, youth and adult leagues, and, not to mention, a comfortable lounge area with a bar offering micro-brew beers.

This fundraiser, like all Future Kind events, is about dedicating one day, or a few hours, to a great cause, while having great fun. All proceeds raised by KICK TO INSPIRE will directly fund and improve Future Kind’s efforts to educate, improve health, and provide opportunities to our youth.

Future Kind is hard at work on many exciting and far-reaching projects both here in Reno and internationally. Applications are now available for FUTURE KIND SUMMER, a program designed to provide local high school students with the opportunity to learn about disciplines that encourage creativity, healthy choices and environmental consciousness. Internationally, Future Kind’s DIGITAL LIBRARIES project is currently improving the quality of education in communities with limited resources in Paraguay and Chile with the use of tablets loaded full of textbooks and educational applications. The FUTURE KIND LIFESTRAW® project is our newest international effort. This project aims to reduce deaths due to diarrheal disease (which is higher than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined) by providing access to safe, potable, drinking water through LifeStraw filter technology (www.lifestraw.com)

For more information on how to sign up for the KICK TO INSPIRE Soccer and Music Festival, or to get involved in any of Future Kind’s Projects, go to www.futurekind.org or contact Baldo Bobadilla directly at info@futurekind.org or 775.762.1875.

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Baldo Bobadilla
Executive Director
Phone: 1.775.762.1875
Email: info@futurekind.org
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Future Kind Official Partner of Reno Earth Day 2013

 Reno, Nevada, March 30, 2013- Future Kind has officially partnered with this year’s Reno Earth Day Celebration, which will be held on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 from 10am to 6pm at Idlewild Park.

Future Kind is 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists  to reduce the opportunity gap for communities with limited resources around the world; and, to educate the youth about music, sustainability and the arts. Team members of Future Kind will be presenting at the Reno Earth Day Celebration to share what they are doing in the community and around the world.

Future Kind will be having a raffle on Earth day to raise funds to purchase 100 Life Straws® for rural, indigenous communities in Paraguay, South America. Life Straws® provide a personal filtration system that can be used to drink water that would normally be unsanitary. Future Kind will be raffling of two Life Straws® at Earth Day. Don’t forget to stop by Future Kind’s table on Earth Day to learn more about their projects and how you can be part of the change!

 About Future Kind

 Future Kind was created by a diverse community of people (artists, educators, and scientists) with a strong belief that through education and improved infrastructure, we can help close the opportunity gap and build communities that are in harmony with themselves and the environment.

One of Future Kind’s projects in the Reno/Sparks area is “Future Kind Summer” which is a five-day program designed to encourage high school students to learn about and practice disciplines that encourage creativity, promote good health and environmental consciousness. Participation is free for chosen applicants, and activities include acroyoga, aerial silks, DJ/music, art, percussion, permaculture, and more. Applications will be available at Earth Day for the 2013 summer program.

Future Kind commitment to education and reducing the opportunity gap amongst communities is displayed in their Digital Library Project. The project consists of providing textbooks and educational apps through tablets (Kindle Fire and Ipads) to impoverished schools lacking the appropriate educational material to help students further their education. Future Kind works with the school’s officials to provide ebooks, and apps covering a range of topics from accounting, mathematics and physics; to arts, literature and health. Current projects are being developed in Paraguay and Chile.

As mentioned above, Future Kind is working with local government officials and indigenous community leaders in Northern Paraguay to provide these communities with Life Straw® water filters. These communities have no access to safe drinking water, making them highly susceptible to disease. Our efforts will expand to other sites in South America and Africa.

For volunteering opportunities, please email Future Kind at info@futurekind.org. They are always looking for enthusiastic people from all walks of life to add their knowledge and experiences to their projects.

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We are proud to announce the applications for Future Kind Summer 2013 is now available!

Future Kind Summer is a five-day summer program designed by Future Kind to encourage high school students to learn about, and practice disciplines that encourage creativity and promote health and environmental consciousness. Participation is free for chosen applicants!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION!

Click  here to find out more information about more about the program and specific classes! We look forward to hearing from you!!!

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