YARDS PROGRAM CELEBRATING 9th GRADUATING CLASSby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Mar. 26, 2013, under Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Joan Lionetti, Executive Director
Tucson Clean and Beautiful
(520) 837-6831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date/Time: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Pima County Extension (Patio Garden), 4210 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
Directions: East side of Campbell Ave. south of River Rd.
The 9th Graduating Class of the YARDS (Youth Achieving Resource Development Skills) Program in Landscape Maintenance Training and Job Skills, will receive Certificates of Achievement following 9 weeks of training and classes. This program for at-risk youth is sponsored by Tucson Clean & Beautiful in collaboration with Pima County Juvenile Court. Students are selected by their Probation Officers and are taught skills in landscape: tools, irrigation installation, pruning, desert soil and plant selection, tree climbing, and water harvesting. Classes include health and safety, nutrition, poisonous desert critters, sun safety and numerous application, interview, dress and other job skills. All classes are taught by educators from the University of Arizona, certified professionals in landscape, job development and health and safety fields.
The co-directors of the program are Joan Lionetti, Executive Director, Tucson Clean & Beautiful and Dave Stadle, Pima County Juvenile Court/CREW Supervisor.
Speakers will include:
Supervisor Richard Elias, Pima County Board of Supervisors
Judge Karen Adam, Presiding Judge, Pima County Juvenile Court
Council Member Richard Fimbres, City of Tucson
Michael Jette, Tucson Office of the Arizona Attorney General, and President, Tucson Clean & Beautiful
Steven Rubin, Administrator, Pima County Juvenile Court
The program, in its fourth year, is funded by The Wolslager Foundation and private donations.
Tucson Clean & Beautiful is a non-profit organization now in its 3rd decade as the flagship for community environmental education and volunteer efforts in the Tucson area. Its programs address recycling and waste reduction, urban forestry, land stewardship, and beautification. Call (520) 791-3109, visit www.tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org or email email@example.com for more information.
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