Thanks to your SUPPORT, this week I was able to take a few West Side teenagers on a neighborhood Exploration. We visited the Edgewater Community on the far north-side of Chicago. Our first stop was at Edgewater Workbench, where we participated in an "Intro to 3D Printing" Class. These future "movers and shakers" used TinerKad.com to design their dream homes.
After we got our 3D prints, we headed down Thorndale Ave, to look for some food.
We all had an appetite for adventure, so we decided to stop at the Ethiopian Diamond restaurant. Instead of using forks and knives, Ethiopian tradition is to eat exclusively with your right hand, using pieces of injera (sour dough tasting bread) to pick up bites of entrees and side dishes. We didn't know what to order, so the owner suggested the Taste of Ethiopia Tibs Sampler. We at Zilzil Tibs, Doro Tibs, Yebeg Tibs, Yemsir Watt, Gomen, Quosta, and Tikel Gomen. We didn't know what we were eating, but it all turned out to be tasty. Emmanuel knew a ton about different kinds of foods. His father is a Chef and mentor in Chicago.
The last stop on our Edgewater Exploration was Lickity Split, a Custard and Sweets shop. I recommend everybody visit this hidden gem candy shop. The ambiance is transforming. The "pumpkin pie" custard tastes exactly like homemade pumpkin pie, and the assortments of imported candy will turn the oldest soul into a dancing kid in candy store. (literally)
The Explorers Club is a powerful youth empowerment experience. Every month I'm amazed at how quickly the power of travel can expand minds. Thank you guys again for the support.We're looking forward to taking another group of teenagers on a City Exploration next month. Sponsor a Teenager.