tv Teen Kids News ABC February 6, 2016 5:30am-6:00am EST
>> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm livia. let's start with our top story for this week. our body's largest organ and the most visible. i'm talking about our skin. so, if you have a medical condition that affects yourreluctant to be around other kids. but scott reports on a special place where these kids can enjoy summer fun and just be
>> welcome to camp wonder. all the campers here areskin disease. because of pain or embarrassment, most can't go to ordinary camps. but for one carefree week over the summer, they can forgetacing serious medical issues. >> so, i started camp wonder 15 years ago, and i got the ideances. when i was 11 years old, i was diagnosed with a very, very rare skin disease. and, honestly, one of the moste than the physical pain, was really the emotional. >> francesca created much more than just a camp. she created a safe haven wherewith each other about the difficulties of their conditions. here, they can share things that few others would be able to understand.ome and i'm just going out, i'm very self-conscious about my body. but here, i just don't care. very
>> because many of the campers need medical supervision, the camp is staffed by dozens of volunteer their time. [ crowd cheering ] this year, a special visitor dropped by -- one of the stars of disney channel'sra marano. >> i'm involved today with camp wonder to actually surprise the kids. they have a talent show today,i'm coming. how are you guys? [ crowd cheers ] >> laura gave a mini concert, singing a couple of songs and >> something from all of us, so thank you so much. we all signed it for you. >> thank you so much! oh, my gosh! you guys are so sweet! thank you! who don't know, is a camp where kids with, you know, severe and sometimes, unfortunately, fatal diseases go to kind of have as regular. obviously, it's hard when it's, like, so visual that they have a disease.eir place
>> i'm very grateful for this camp 'cause it's done so much for me growing up.ers in california and north carolina, and all are free of charge. >> so many of these families have huge medical burdens, and sending their child to camp to be another sort of medical burden that these families had to face. so, through supporters likeo offer the families the full program. we cover transportation, we cover gas cards -- really, any way we can get the kids to camp. be possible without our donors, like cetaphil. >> if there's a parent out there who has heard of camp wonder andnging their kids here, i think you should, 'cause it will change their lives. it definitely changed mine -- ins. >> i guess you can say that camp wonder is simply wonderful.
>> you can learn a foreign language in school. learn about the country's history and culture. but, as ellie reports, nothing beats the firsthand experience you get from actually visiting the country.ndarin ] >> [ speaking mandarin ] >> these students at mamaroneck high school are official language of china. >> [ speaking mandarin ] >> i've been studying mandarin for about six years. mandarin every day starting in seventh grade. >> [ speaking mandarin ] >> we're very proud of our mandarin program. late '80s with about 30 kids, and at its high point, recently, we had over 300 kids involved in the mandarin program. a foreign language in class is one thing.
can communicate with native speakers in their own country. and that's exactly what some of these students did. as part of their foreign exchange program, they got to try out their language skills in china. forced to think in chinese when you're in china. >> i can understand most people well, but at times, i had to definitely ask people to slowey said. >> like, go to stores and have shopkeepers understand my chinese, i think that was really one of the funnest parts. >> today was a lot of funse people. [ laughter ]t students to learn from a trip to china? >> it's kind of really important for them to be immersed in the
culture behind it and, you know, the people.mandarin ] >> we're visiting students atol in rural xi'an. [ singing continues ] with host families, learning firsthand what their daily routine is like. were you concerned that it would be difficult to communicate? >> absolutely.. there was a whole day that we had to spend alone with our host family with no one from our school. but it was absolutely fine, andlems with communication. >> the trip wasn't all work. there was plenty of time to take modern and ancient china. the forbidden city, closed to outsiders for centuries. today, its massive doors are open to visitors.isited the dig
uncovered. these clay figures were made from terra cotta. that's actually italian for "baked earth."mperor of china died 2,000 years ago, a whole army of terra cotta warriors, along with horses and wagons, were buried with him. stairs of the great wall. built to protect china from invaders, it's incredibly long. in fact, it would stretch back.s. more than four times. >> we are in the pearl tea house, and right nowa traditional tea ceremony. >> they also sampled all kinds of foods, from the famous peking duck...corpions on a stick. yum. and they wandered through the marketplaces. >> i got lost in the chinese mall. [ laughs ]my host sister's english name.
"chloe zai nar?", which is like "where is chloe?" and everyone was like, "i don't know who you're talking about."ot that was wonderfully strange and a lot that was strangely familiar. >> and when i got to stay with the chinese family and see whatine is like and going to school and seeing that there's a lot more similarities than i thought between our two cultures. than i expected. i expected it to be a lot more police and, like, a government presence kind of thing. but it seemed a lot more similar to the u.s. than i was expecting. nd they did beautifully. whether it was from the schools that we partnered with to the vendors at the pearl market, the kids were really actively usingng understood. >> exchange programs like these are the goal of the 100,000 strong foundation.ges american students to learn mandarin, visit, and even study
day's tough economic times is hard enough. it's even harder if you're an adult with special needs. in this week's video from thee meet a connecticut teen who works at a unique place -- a movie theater that offers jobs to those who often are forgotten. y name is lilia. i'm an usher here at the prospector theater. i learned about the prospector from reading about it in the newspaper and seeing it oneople talk about it around ridgefield. i learned a lot of different techniques and a lot about how different situations that i could actually probably use after high school also. giving people the opportunity to have jobs in the first place is for people with disabilities.
people with disabilities the same chance that the prospector does.t the prospector is opening up a wide, broad opportunity for people with a disability to work here, i i think everyone is absolutely fantastic. all the job coaches and my coworkers and everything are extremely nice.ody that walks in here just gets a great vibe from coming in here. but i get to see more in that. like, i get to talk to myst about work, like, just outside of, you know, what we do, like what we do for fun and stuff and what we allr. so i get everybody's opinion on the prospector, and they're all fantastic things about it. i've never heard a negative thing about it. i get a very differentm here working and then when i'm here seeing a movie.
thought was originally kind of quiet, but they went out there and they did their announcement, and i was so happy to see them do it so well.clapping, and a couple of other people in the theater were also clapping. and me as one of their coworkers, i was like, "wow.y cool to see." and i really enjoyed being part of that. different ways you can help out the prospector are with memberships, donating, just you can also find us on our website at prospector.org. and you can just come here and- all that helps everyone out here. t message is brought to you by the national road safety foundation. [ indistinct conversations ] >> cool party!uys want to drink? >> can i have a head-on
tomatoes, a jalapeo, a little bit of garlic, we're gonna do some cilantro, we're gonna dohen i'm gonna pull out a secret ingredient later. >> what's the secret ingredient? >> the secret ingredient is >> oh. >> a really, really good mexican aside and said, "my secret is i put chicken base in the salsa." i've been doing it ever since. it works.le complicated. is this as hard as it looks? >> you know what? it's chop, stick it in a food processor, push a button, we're done. >> yeah? >> all right? >> all right.lp me do that. you're gonna just slice off a little bit of cilantro. >> okay. >> okay, cilantro's a nice herb. it has a cooling effect, so it kind of counters the jalapeo heat, okay?gonna put that in there. cilantro's interesting, because some people, it's in their dna. it actually tastes a little bit soapy. like, 5% of the population is like that.just don't like it, but 95% of people love it, and it just has a really nice, refreshing, cooling effect to counteract the jalapeo. >> mm-hmm.
jalapeo pepper in this.ot pepper. now, jalapeos vary in heat. the bigger ones are less hot than the smaller ones. >> mm-hmm.e a really big jalapeo, it might not be that hot at all. but one thing about hot peppers is all their heat is right in here.in that white in there, that's where most of the heat is. most of the heat is not in the meat -- in the green part. >> so that's where you should be careful? >> yeah.t take it out. >> mm-hmm. >> we're just gonna take that out, because really, we want the flavor of the pepper -- and there will be some heat in the the seeds and the stems. unless you really like heat, and if you like heat, go ahead and throw it in there. >> mm-hmm. >> you know?eally nice flavor. in mexico, they use serrano chiles a lot of times. but they're a little bit hotter than this.issue. make sure when you're dealing with hot peppers,
these oils on your hands when you touch the stuff is where the heat is.nt to touch your eyes, your nose, any sensitive part of your body. you don't want to touch it once you've played with hot peppers.done with hot peppers and we're done making this, i'm gonna run right over to the sink and i'm gonna wash my hands. >> mm-hmm. >> because that's a really important thing to know. >> mm-hmm.now we're not really chopping this fine because we're putting it in a food processor, okay? but we do need to get it chopped up a little bit, or else the food processor will just get clogged up.>> you know? and i really suggest using a food processor. some people use blenders. but food processors have so many safeties on them that you can le to cut your hand inside of a food processor 'cause of all the safeties they have on it. okay? >> and how about cutting your hand when using a sharp knife? >> well, you know, it's verywhen you're at home, don't start playing with knives unless your parents have really said "it's cool to do that," okay?g with a
good knife safety. grip the knife firmly right around the stem here, like that, so it's an extension of your hand.u are cutting something, you keep your hand away from the knife. now, when i cut out, like, this core of this tomato, what i actually like to do is just movend rotate the tomato so i'm not actually hand. >> mm. >> i think that's a much safer approach, like that, 'cause yous core 'cause this core part right here is hard and it's not very edible. >> mm-hmm. >> and then the other thing about tomatoes is tomatoes have kind of the skin on it that's tough. >> mm-hmm.ng it, sometimes if your knife's not sharp, your knife will slip, and that's how you get cut. so i always tell people "cut on the meat side." you cut through it much easier that way. >> mm-hmm.r fingers, when you cut, curled under so that they're not sticking out. i see a lot of kids sometimes like to stick their fingers out, like that.ase, please, turn your fingers under so that you can tuck your thumb in behind your fingers, like
>> so, should i be starting >> yeah, if you can cut me off just a little swath of that cilantro. you know, one beautiful thing about cooking is, truthfully, the measurements aren't that incredible. food processor. one big tomato is gonna make about a cup of salsa there. so we're just gonna make a smallow, okay? so, just... >> so, you really have a newbie in the kitchen here with you, so what should i do? >> so, you just want to take your knife and grab it and keept and cut right across there and just give me a handful of that stuff. >> all right. >> all right. >> like here is good? >> yeah, just like that. just pull it right back. keep your fingers away. there you go.me. >> okay. all right. that was easy. >> that was pretty easy. look at you. >> [ laughs ] >> you're already an expert. all right. >> and that's all the cilantro you need? >> need. and notice that i didn't worry about taking it off the stems. you don't want these big, thick stems in there. >> i know. i really smell it. >> that aroma. isn't it awesome? >> yeah, that smells delicious. >> okay.up this red salsa recipe when "teen kids news" continues.
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you deal with garlic -- here's a clove of garlic, okay? the easy way to deal with a clove of garlic is to take it and smash it. >> whew! do you have to worry about there? >> well, the safety issue is make sure you keep your knife edge away from you when you're doing that if you're gonna use a big knife.have to use a knife. you can use a spatula... >> mm. >> ...and go like that, okay? which is a little bit safer. but, obviously, chefs have their knives in front of them, so weave at hand. but that way, it makes it really easy to peel, okay? >> mm-hmm. >> 'cause you got to get the peel off -- this is kind of woody -- and just throw it right in there.o sprinkle some salt in there. now, you can always add salt. you can't take it out, okay? >> start with less than you think you need. >> start with less. about 1/2 teaspoon. and, you know, the best way to deal with salt is like this -- in a bowl, between your fingers so that you have the most
>> mm-hmm.now your shaker. but sometimes shakers pour and sometimes they, like, hardly come out. >> sometimes they shake. >> yeah, exactly. sometimes they rock and roll a know? and then i just put in about a teaspoon of my secret ingredient, that chicken base. and that's it.t does the chicken base do? >> it just adds flavor. it adds depth of flavor. i mean, a chicken base is a reduced stock that had onions and chicken, so there's a lot of complexity. so it just adds complexity to your salsa. it just adds that little bit more flavor to it. bit like soup, you know? people start eating it that way. >> [ laughs ] >> okay, so, then you got to decide.... some people -- and what you want to do, too, is look to see if sometimes that cilantro gets caught on that stem.o open it up and put it back down there like that a little bit. >> don't let the processor do
>> absolutely. u're gonna put a big piece of garlic in there, you want to process it pretty good, okay? if you want it chunky and you want garlic in there, you should because you don't want big chunks of garlic. garlic will kind of... that's it.there are fruits and vegetables? >> that's it. it's completely healthy. you got the lycopene in theherbs in there, i mean, you got the garlic in there. i mean, this is about as healthy a dish as you can have. >> wow.ste it? >> it is time to taste it. >> wow. that's looks beautiful. >> and it's kind of funny, n a processor, see how it's got kind of a lighter color? there. actually, after about five minutes, it looks redder. [ chuckles ] it's kind of funny. >> is it better with air in it
so, you're gonna be my tasting expert here, and see what you think. >> oh. lucky me. >> tell me if it needs more salt or not. it might. >> mmm. >> good? >> mmm. >> salt's okay? all right, you ready to move on to fruit salsa? >> mm. >> let's do it. all right. >> it's delicious. >> good, good, good, good.. >> [ chuckles ] >> you want a bite? >> i'm gonna try some, too. what the heck, you know? i'm a big salsa fan.ight long. >> mmm. >> you know? >> you just turned me into a big salsa fan. >> this and sports, i could just -- you know, that's a good evening. have it -- johnny prep's salsa from chef johnny, one of his recipes in his new book. trust me, it's delicious.i'm nicole. can i have one more? >> absolutely. go for it.