Ewa Weed & Seed receives funds to continue summer culinary program
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, email@example.com.