Cherry Street Farm and Lab: Youth Excellence Program (Y.E.P) Phase II
The Youth Excellence Program (Y.E.P) is a hands-on multifaceted, culturally relevant 10-week paid internship for underserved BIPOC youth. Based at Cherry Street Farm—a teaching lab with a hydroponic farm, growing beds, outdoor classroom, and commissary kitchen—Y.E.P. offers a variety of learning opportunities to youth on topics related to ecology, health, and cooking.
Jessica has managed the Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Grant Programs at KCD since March 2007. Jessica has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and graduate level education in the fields of Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Facilitation and Negotiation. She is an experienced program manager responsible for tracking millions of dollars in grant funding with a successful track record of liaising with local governments, nonprofits, and watershed groups on natural resource conservation issues.