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The mission of the National High School BBQ Association (NHSBBQA) is to inspire and prepare students for life by creating a nation-wide competitive BBQ league to teach, preserve, and promote the tradition of barbecue and live fire cooking as a sport designed around project based learning while using it to develop leadership, career, and life skills for today’s youth. We call it "Project Baste BBQ. Our curriculum is designed using project based and experiential learning teaching methodologies and pedagogy so we are MAKING HOMEWORK FUN AGAIN and look forward to inviting your school and community to COME EAT OUR HOMEWORK!" Start today and learn how to become a junior pitmaster or Chuck Wagon Cookie!
What is Project Baste BBQ?
Learn more about the National High School BBQ Association (NHSBBQA).
The National High School BBQ Association (NHSBBQA®) and its High School BBQ league is an activity that doesn’t discriminate based on popularity, athletic skill, gender, size, or academic ability. It’s a different kind of team sport. It’s open to any student or group of students in middle or high school. Its biggest supporters are professional educators because we were founded by teachers. Teams and teachers come together around one thing: Live Fire Cooking and experiential learning called Project Based Learning or we like to call it PROJECT BASTE BBQ!
The NHSBBQA in the Schools Program is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 7th – 12th. And through it, students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.
Our BBQ Curriculum was written by BBQ Pit masters, Chefs, and High School educators to meet State and National Standards. This enabled us to speak the language of educators who are intent on teaching core content throughout the school day. Our lessons are designed to be incorporated into many different content areas, career pathways, and align well with many Career and Technical Student Organizations.
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