Youth
Achieving
Resource
Development
Skills
Youth Landscape Training
Program
together with

Pima County Juvenile Cour
Comm...
Dave Stadle
Pima County Juvenile Court
Community Service Unit

Joan Lionetti
Executive Director
Tucson Clean & Beautiful

...
Participant Requirements:
• Students selected by P.O.’s and S.O.’s.
• Based on:
• assessment
• aptitude
• commitment

Clas...
Orientation-Stress Management. Tools and Safety
Soil, Plants & Water
Desert Water Harvesting. Job
Skills
Design & Planning. Nutrition
Sonoran Desert Plants. Urban Heat Island
Irrigation
Tree Pruning. Sun Protection & Poisonous Critters
College or Vocational Training. Legal Affairs
Tree Climbing & Pruning
Graduation
Certificate of Achievement!

Cake
Program Media Coverage
Y.A.R.D.S Spring 2012 Class:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnRka0oDLO4

(Media releases required)
Program Media Coverage

Tucson Green Times
Posted on April 16th, 2010.
New program provides teens with green job training ...
The Wolslager Foundation Grant

Site Visit
2010 /2013 Budget, Income & Expenses
Total income:
Total expenses:

$69,000
$59,000
Includes: instructors, storage, tools/...
Next 20 years
Program Goals & Improvements
Y.A.R.D.S will become a model for personal development
and job training for juv...
Class of
Winter 2013

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“YARDS: Youth Achieving Resource Development Skills” by Joan Lionetti, Executive Director, Trees for Tucson

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Joan Lionetti, Executive Director, Trees for Tucson, discusses a program with the Pima County Juvenile court to that teaches youth job skills including tree care at the 2013 ACTrees Day.

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“YARDS: Youth Achieving Resource Development Skills” by Joan Lionetti, Executive Director, Trees for Tucson

  1. 1. Youth Achieving Resource Development Skills Youth Landscape Training Program together with Pima County Juvenile Cour Community Service Unit CREW Grant provided by: The Wolslager Foundation
  2. 2. Dave Stadle Pima County Juvenile Court Community Service Unit Joan Lionetti Executive Director Tucson Clean & Beautiful YARDS Program Objectives: • Vocational training - by certified professional arborists & horticulturists. • Certification of Training in Landscape Techniques and Principles of Desert Landscaping. • Jobs!!! city and county government, local landscape industry.
  3. 3. Participant Requirements: • Students selected by P.O.’s and S.O.’s. • Based on: • assessment • aptitude • commitment Class: • Three per year • 12 student max • Saturdays • Nine weeks • Four hours per week • Graduation on the ninth week
  4. 4. Orientation-Stress Management. Tools and Safety
  5. 5. Soil, Plants & Water
  6. 6. Desert Water Harvesting. Job Skills
  7. 7. Design & Planning. Nutrition
  8. 8. Sonoran Desert Plants. Urban Heat Island
  9. 9. Irrigation
  10. 10. Tree Pruning. Sun Protection & Poisonous Critters
  11. 11. College or Vocational Training. Legal Affairs
  12. 12. Tree Climbing & Pruning
  13. 13. Graduation
  14. 14. Certificate of Achievement! Cake
  15. 15. Program Media Coverage Y.A.R.D.S Spring 2012 Class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnRka0oDLO4 (Media releases required)
  16. 16. Program Media Coverage Tucson Green Times Posted on April 16th, 2010. New program provides teens with green job training skills By Gretel Hakanson Tucson Green Times – April 2010 Eight Pima County teenagers accepted graduation diplomas on March 13 – the entire class beaming smiles brighter than a row of sunflowers. Graduation always brings a budding pride that you made it this far. But this crop of graduates had a lot to smile about. They were the first class to graduate from a unique program aimed at improving community sustainability and, at the same time, offering a new path for teens headed down the wrong one. Dave Stadle (left), community services coordinator for Pima County Juvenile Court and Joan Lionetti (center), executive director of Tucson Clean & Beautiful with Luis Campos-Lopez, a recent graduate of the new YARDS program in Tucson. Photo by James Patrick. Tucson Clean & Beautiful, in partnership with the Pima County Court system, have initiated a formal program to cultivate green-thumb job training skills in local youth who have gotten into trouble and subsequently wound up in the court system. YARDS (Youth Achieving Resource Development Skills) is a nine-week, 34-hour program focused on teaching landscaping skills, knowledge and practical experience to the teens through classroom and hands-on instruction.
  17. 17. The Wolslager Foundation Grant Site Visit
  18. 18. 2010 /2013 Budget, Income & Expenses Total income: Total expenses: $69,000 $59,000 Includes: instructors, storage, tools/equipments, supplies, food, graduation ceremony. Balance forward 2014: $10,000 In-Kinds Site Location: $18,200 Instructors: $6,300 Profession Service: $2,700 Administration Cost: $6,900 Summary: Average cost per session: $6,500
  19. 19. Next 20 years Program Goals & Improvements Y.A.R.D.S will become a model for personal development and job training for juvenile court systems throughout the Southwest. We will compile data that the Y.A.R.D.S program reduces recidivism, reducing the costs of incarceration and detention, reinforcing productive citizens. Wolslager Foundation
  20. 20. Class of Winter 2013 Questions?

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