“[This] is the ultimate mobile gourmet experience where a variety of LA’s top food trucks commune to offer fantastic eats with fantastic live entertainment for the entire family,” said Carrie Mc Clellan, an Agoura High IB advisor.
The annual fundraiser began in 2010, created to raise funds to pay for teacher training, licensing fees, in-class learning materials and assessment exams. “[It] was the brainchild of the active IB Parent Association,” said McClellan. “…parents in our first years of the program that believed in the IB program and wanted to ensure that it would thrive in spite of state budget cuts.”
Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, the IB program prepares students for college with a rigorous curriculum. Emma Tynan, an Agoura High senior, spent two years in pre-IB and two years in the full program. “Because IB is depth and not breadth, the knowledge I learn at school sticks with me and I can clearly still remember what I was taught two years ago in my IB class, whereas an AP class I took that same year, I cannot recall a single thing,” said Tynan, 18. “IB has taught me that there is value in knowledge and how to use my knowledge powerfully … In IB, we dig deep and analyze all of what we do instead of skimming the surface, so we know the purpose of what we are learning …”
Due to its popularity, the event has evolved over the years. “Munch Madness has taken on the an international street faire theme that ties in with the IB Program’s belief in the importance of promoting internationalism,” said Mc Clellan. “Last year was the biggest Munch Madness turn out ever, with thousands of people in the local community and beyond in attendance. The event is wonderful outing for friends and families for a great cause.”
Munch Madness 2016 boasts a full menu of fun, a gourmet grubfest with a variety of popular food trucks, live music and entertainment. There will also be lots of booths and interactive activities for the entire family.
The event takes place Saturday, March 12, from 4-9 p.m. at Agoura High School (28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills). Admission is $5 online in advance or $7 at the gate (kids 4 & under are free). Food truck tastes are sold separately.
For a complete listing of participating food trucks and for ticket information, visit www.agouramunchmadness.com.