The 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program has wrapped up and the 9 youth that participated did a great job.
Morgan Perry assisted Beverly Switzler of UIHS with the Elder Nutrition Program at Howonquet Hall, Faith Campbell worked in the office with Garrett at the Gilbert Creek maintenance department, Ta-Tes Boulby and Randall Richards reported to Rosa and Jaytuk in Natural Resources, Tvshiina Jacobs and Mitchel Larson worked for Pyuwa in the culture department, Dustin Jenson and Alicia Lopez helped out the staff at Howonquet Lodge and at the House of Howonquet restaurant, and Siobhan Lopez at CFS for Erika as a garden apprentice.
In addition to their daily duties, the youths participated in 3 community service projects. The first and second outings were a beach and river clean-up in partnership with our Natural Resource department and the Sierra Service Project. On their last day, they joined a group with the Six Rivers National Forest and stopped at 3 locations along the Smith River. Pappas flat, Mary Adams and Slant Bridge. Thanks to Suntayea Steinruck for coordinating the outing and Wade Owen for being our van driver.
Every Friday afternoon, the CFS department hosted the youths and took them through a series of Life Skills Cooking Workshops. They learned how to plan, budget, shop and cook lunch, dinner, desserts and the importance and benefits of gardening. Parents, don’t let them tell you they can’t cook!