The popular Side by Side and Next Steps program hosted 60 Phoenixville-area teens and youth on Saturday, February 4th. Under the mentorship of a teen, the younger children engaged in a series of healthy activities: seasonal crafts, making gifts for families, environmental lessons on composting and worm composting, and baking whole-wheat bread and homemade soup from scratch.

Everyone learned a lot, had a good time, enjoyed the un-seasonable weather, and went home asking when the next seasonal activity day would be.