Ewa Weed & Seed re­ceives funds to con­tinue sum­mer culi­nary pro­gram

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life skills that they are able to use in their ev­ery­day lives,” said Weed & Seed co­or­di­na­tor Gale Braceros.

The 50-hour-plus pro­gram was de­vel­oped through the Weed & Seed site in an ef­fort to re­duce tru­ancy and youth-re­lated crimes and keep kids in­ter­ested in school and grad­u­a­tion. It is taught by Ka­pi­olani Com­mu­nity Col­lege chef Grant Sato and Braceros, whose po­si­tion will be main­tained in part by a por­tion of the grant money as well.

“With this sup­port, we will be able to con­tinue our com­mu­nity ef­forts to en­gage our teens in life­long skill­build­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties,” Braceros said. “We are very pleased to be able to con­tinue the Culi­nary Arts Sum­mer Pro­gram this year with the sup­port of our strong com­mu­nity part­ner, the Haseko Train­ing Fund. To­gether we will malama our youth for a stronger and health­ier Ewa com­mu­nity.”

Jared Thomas (above, left) tastes a chicken dish as po­lice of­fi­cer Fumi Mu­raoka and Paige Kua await his ver­dict. The Camp­bell High School teens pre­pared their first meals of the sum­mer se­mes­ter June 22 as part of Ewa Weed & Seed’s Culi­nary Arts Sum­mer Pro­gram. KCC chef Grant Sato (left) and Gale Braceros su­per­vise the class. Pho­tos by Nathalie Walker, nwalker@midweek.com.

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