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AKASA REACH + GOALS

 

Akasa reaches 200 students on a weekly basis each year. Additionally, Akasa provides monthly parent workshops, which average 25-30 parents who are eager to learn about healthy and simple recipes that can easily be replicated at home. Akasa is a needs-based community based program, which targets students ages 5 to 18. Akasa provides a framework in which students, families and their communities can thrive through a holistic lifestyle. Within this framework, the program focuses on four principle areas or core competencies that encumber overall wellness:

 

  • Teaches the principles of sustainability, seasonality and environmental justice by building school gardens with hydroponics and raised beds, utilizing the garden for recipe development and providing recipes that are seasonal, healthy and delicious
  • Lays a foundation for concepts around mind-body awareness
  • Facilitates nutritional education through the lens of diabetes prevention
  • Emphasizes the importance of nourishment and process of cooking and
     gardening
 
 
 
 

 

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                           AKASA SNAPSHOT

 

Camino Nuevo, Dalzell Lance Campus | Los Angeles

  • WEEKLY COOKING & GARDENING CLASSES IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL
     ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CLASS
  • 3 HYDROPONIC TOWERS, 5 RAISED BEDS
  • INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WHERE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MENTOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
  • GARDEN CURRICULUM

 

New Village Girls Academy | Los Angeles

  • WEEKLY COOKING & GARDENING CLASSES 
  • 5 RAISED BEDS, 1 HYDROPONIC TOWER
  • INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WHERE STUDENTS CREATE THEIR OWN SCHOOL CAMPUS FARMERS MARKET
  • GARDEN CURRICULUM

 


Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy | Los Angeles

 

  • WEEKLY COOKING CLASSES WITH THE THIRD GRADE CLASS
  • WELLNESS CURRICULUM WITH EMPHASIS ON MIND-BODY CONNECTION
  • MONTHLY PARENT WORKSHOPS TO TEACH SIMPLE AND ACCESSIBLE RECIPES
  • FIELD TRIP TO THE LOCAL FARMERS MARKET
  • 2 HDYROPONIC TOWERS
  • GARDEN CURRICULUM

 

Bresee Foundation | Los Angeles

  • TWICE PER WEEK COOKING CLASSES WITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
  • GARDEN CURRICULUM
 
 
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