Bowls for BrainPower!

Join us for the next Potter's All Call
Saturday, January 20,  8am - 3 pm!

Students learn to make ceramic bowls, glaze them and help raise money to send children in ISD 191 home with a bag of food each weekend of the school year. No experience is necessary! We will teach you simple - but beautiful - ways to make a bowl using hand-building techniques. We meet after school (mostly on Tuesdays, but not every week) and four Saturdays a year. You do not have to attend every session, but it's a great way for you to earn volunteer hours, have fun, build a resume, meet new people and contribute to our community!

In the spring, we host an empty-bowls event which is attended by students, staff, and members of our community. For a freewill donation, attendees receive a simple meal of soup and bread, along with a hand-made pottery bowl as a reminder that many children in our community face an empty bowl too frequently. The next Bowls for BrainPower event will be held on Thursday, April 12, at the Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville. For more information, email

What is Bowls for BrainPower?

Bowls for BrainPower is a community fundraiser. Make a free-will donation to our hunger cause and receive a beautiful, hand-made pottery bowl and a meal of soup and bread at our annual event in April! Proceeds are used to buy food for children in ISD 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) through BrainPower in a BackPack. 

All the bowls are hand-made by students at Burnsville High School and community members. Bowls for BrainPower is a collaboration between Burnsville High School and ISD 191 Community Education. Many hands will make light work, and together we will make a difference in children's lives!

What is BrainPower in a BackPack?

BrainPower in a BackPack is ISD 191's way to send weekend food home with children who might otherwise go hungry. Bowls for BrainPower helps raise funds for this hunger relief project, which is funded though donations. About 600 children receive BrainPower food each week. For more information about BrainPower in a BackPack, click here.

How can YOU help?

By participating in these projects, you are working hard to help alleviate hunger in our school district. Please make the decision that both Bowls for BrainPower and BrainPower in a BackPack are projects worthy of your time.  WE care about the kids in our community and we hope YOU care, too. What’s even better -- YOU can be part of the solution!

Here are ways you can help:
1. Join our student bowl-making team
2. Make or donate bowls
3. Come to the next Bowls for BrainPower event and make a free-will donation to alleviate hunger
4. Spread the word about hunger in our community and what Burnsville High School is doing about it!

Brian Perry
Fay Finn