DPSCD Student interns gain valuable experience with farm stands this summer


We are pleased to announce after reviewing over 60 applications and interviewing 25 outstanding DPSCD students, we are thrilled to congratulate the following DPSCD high school students who will be participating in our Farm to School Youth Employment Program this summer!

Students will be trained in urban agriculture, garden maintenance, and entrepreneurial farm stand management. Their training sites will be Drew Farm (located at Drew Transition Center), DPSCD’s 70+ school gardens, Mackenzie Farm, Catherine Ferguson (Chaney) farm site, and our DPSCD farm stand sites (schedule attached- including Eastern Market!). Thanks to our partnership with Drew Transition Center, these high school students will also be working collaboratively on a regular basis with our district’s exceptional students with special needs.

Please see below for our 2017 Cohort:
Zharia Akeem, Renaissance High School ’20
Victoria Downer, Ben Carson High School ’19
Makayla Harris, DCP @ Northwestern High School ’19
Amir Heath, East English Village High School/Randolph CTC ’18
Derek Hightower, Cass Tech High School ’19
Nira Johnson, Renaissance High School ’19
Gabrielle Jordan, Cass Tech High School ‘19
India London, Ben Carson High School ’19
Michael Peeples, Cass Tech High School ’20
Ricki Porter, Cass Tech High School ’20
Tia Smith, Martin Luther King Jr. High School ’18
Dakarai Washington, Renaissance High School ’19


Palmer Park Preparatory Academy

1:00 – 3:00 pm
3901 Margareta (1 block east of Livernois)

Martin Luther King Jr. High School 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

3200 E. Lafayette (corner of Larned)

Nichols Elementary-Middle School

1:00 – 3:00 pm 3000 Burns

Drew Transition Center
3:00 – 4:30 pm
9600 Wyoming (enter at Chicago)

SATURDAY, July 8th
Market on the Ave
Livernois & Florence- across from UDM

More dates will be posted soon!

Contact (313) 651-3457 or garden.program@detroitk12.org for more information!

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