Celebrity Chef Dina Deleasa-Gonsa spent the afternoon with Unity Charter School middle school students.  According to her website, DishItGirl.com Dina is the creator, writer, and television personality behind the popular food blog DishItGirl.com. She shares her family traditions and recipes, along with her modern twists on food and entertaining with her readers. She is known for bringing her recipes to life with her relatable kitchen stories and honest quick wit.

You may remember first seeing her appear alongside her family on the E! Networks show “Married to Jonas.” More recently, she became part of the Hallmark Channel’s, Home and Family show by being named their Best Home Cook. 

Dina spent time speaking with middle schoolers about how she turned her passion, cooking, into a career.  A comprehensive college preparation program must address four distinct dimensions of college readiness: cognitive strategies, content knowledge, self-management skills, and knowledge about postsecondary education and careers.  However, knowing what to study or apprentice once you graduate high school isn’t always easy to figure out.  In middle school, at Unity Charter School, students have an elective period, called STARS.  The class takes place each six days it allows students to meet experts from various fields who “followed their passion” to make a living.  STARS​ stands for, “Students Take Active Responsibility for Success”. The programs looks to empower students to hold themselves accountable for working at their most optimal and rigorous level, while also introducing them to passionate professionals and industry experts.

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