Ethan and Anthony cooking

Saturday, November 19: Our All-Day BEST Classes for Youth Are Back – Cooking, Sculpting and More

Photo: BEST participants Ethan Fung and Anthony Dalli prepare a chicken stir-fry during the Iron Chef of the LightHouse cooking class.

BEST (Building Excellence Through Skills Training) is a once-a-month program for middle school and high school youth. Sign up now for this month’s fun-filled Thanksgiving themed Challenge.

Who: Youth who are blind or have low vision, ages 8 to 18
When:  Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: The LightHouse Building, 1155 Market St., 10th Floor, 94103
Waiver: Each participant must submit a LightHouse Youth Program waiver form if they have not done so for a previous outing or event.
Cost: FREE for low vision and blind youth
Classes will be limited to 12 participants and all participants must RSVP.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at (415) 694-7372, or by email at

Blind Youth to Battle it Out During Iron Chef of the LightHouse Cooking Class, 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Iron Chef of the LightHouse series of cooking classes, where students work with blind mentors in a series of fun food competitions. In addition to the cooking challenges, we’ll teach students to cook tasty treats, simple side dishes and snacks as well as festive full-course meals.
More about Iron Chef at the LightHouse

 LightHouse BEST Challenge, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Each month, in an attempt to jam as much fun as we possibly can into our BEST Saturdays, we will be hosting a series of challenges consisting of interactive and engaging activities that will help students master skills that will help them be more successful in the future. Challenges will teach and test participants’ Orientation & Mobility, technology or living skills. During November’s Challenge, students will be tasked with activities that might help the family get ready for Thanksgiving.

Tactile Art: Sculpting, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
In our BEST Saturday Art Class students will not only learn skills that will help them be more successful in life, they will get the chance to express themselves though art. For the month of November, students will be working with their hands to create sculptures out of clay.