The Washington Youth Academy Foundation in partnership with Seeds of Grace has provided $6,000 to fund a raised bed garden space at the Washington Youth Academy. The WYA Foundation is providing materials, tools and garden soil for thirty-six raised beds at the Academy. The cadets will build the beds and plant the seeds to start a sustainable organic garden raising vegetables that will be used for cadet meals. In addition, twelve of the beds will raise fresh organic vegetables for local food banks. The cadets will learn skills about organic gardening and composting. Compost will be generated from the cadet dining facility. Deputy Director Amy Steinhilber said, “We are grateful for the Youth Academy Foundation for their support of the Academy programs and Cadets. This project will teach valuable science, technical and vocational skills and provide a rewarding opportunity for service to our community.”
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The Washington Youth Academy Foundation is participating in the Kitsap Great Give on May 2, 2017. This one-day event is our primary fund raising for the year. Every dollar raised is matched by up to 20% from the sponsor bonus pool. It is a great opportunity to help fund needed program support as well as cadet graduate financial assistance. Please put it on your calendar and help us achieve our $10,000 goal.
If you are a Washington Youth Academy Graduate you are eligible for financial assistance for college, vocational or trade school, job training, an internship or apprenticeship and more. Every graduate is eligible to apply. Do you know someone who could use some help? We want to help you achieve your dreams. The application is available on our Financial Assistance page. Click here for more information.
Joe Huden is the Board Chair of the Washington Youth Academy Foundation Board of Directors. Contact the board chair at email@example.com