Empowering BIPOC Youth was a two-part program. In the spring BIPOC and other
teens 15-19 received $13.50/hr. for the opportunity to learn from BIPOC
professionals about starting and running youth programs and a variety of business
operations. Dr. Nubra Floyd, a lecturer at University of Santa Cruz, California,
assisted in organizing the program. Other speakers were Rev. Vernon Walker,
Waseem Givens, Chanthal Harris, and several staff members of Alaska Air Lines.
In the summer, some students left the program while other joined our regular
summer programming–learning about native plants, holding plant sales, designing and installing gardens for a variety of customers.