Academic YCAP introduces students to cultivating vegetables while also cultivating their leadership skills. Academic YCAP members can participate at Iroquois High School through the Accelerate to Graduate program or as part of an after-school program.
Accelerate to Graduate (A2G) is a program through Jefferson County Public Schools that helps accelerate the learning of English as a Second Language (ESL) students to help them graduate before they age out of the school system. The program sets them up for success with language learning and individualized learning plans. As part of the program in the spring of 2019, the A2G students shared recipes from their home countries to improve their English comprehension. These recipes were compiled by The Food Literacy Project, and can be found here.
YCAP students participate in project-based learning and service learning at Iroquois Farm and Oxmoor Farm to engage in their local food system. These projects vary from constructing a cob oven at the outdoor classroom, to harvesting and identifying different types of vegetables for use in Food Literacy Project programming.