Look what’s cooking in the Neighborhood! Today it’s baked chicken with rice and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Students from “Keeping It Real In the Neighborhood” are planning meals, shopping, cooking, and pitching in to help on Fridays at the “Dinner and a Movie” Drop-In Program located at a simulated apartment designed for students with disabilities at Tarrytown’s Neighborhood House. At the end of each week, this enthusiastic group of teens looks forward to preparing and enjoying a meal together, and then relaxing in the living room to watch a movie, or alternatively, heading to the backyard for a game of kickball. This unique space offers a comfortable and safe environment away from school for students to learn important life skills, and at the same time socialize and have some fun with friends. Vital to the program are peer interns from Sleepy Hollow High School’s SHADE program, who are mentors and pals for the kids here at the apartment or on campus at school events. Kids’ Club is pleased to support this collaborative effort by the JCC and TUFSD that provides a place for students with disabilities to develop independent living skills and maintain relationships and a connection to the community.