Acalanes High School
Started in 2014 with student and teacher support, the Acalanes original farm was established with a small $35 investment and hours of dedication from the passionate students and teachers. It sits in the center of the science department and offers a shaded picnic area for students to enjoy lunch. The area is complete with raised beds, a variety of fruit trees, herbs, 2 sheds and a small greenhouse.
Mondays at lunch,
Mondays and Wednesdays after school,
Contra Costa Fellowship
Every other Monday
6 - 8pm,
Acalanes HS, Room 402
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Work alongside students in Latin America on projects in their communities, practice your Spanish, experience the culture and natural beauty of their country and reflect on your growth as a leader.
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Develop projects with your peers that address pressing social and environmental issues, while building leadership skills (and an impressive resume!) in a fun and safe environment.
Meet Your Educator, Kelsey Ring
A Massachusetts native, Kelsey graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in International Security and Conflict Resolution. For over a decade, it has been Kelsey’s passion to inspire and connect students from around the world. She brings years of international project management and youth development experience from her time working with the Peace Corps and other organizations in Asia and Latin America.
Kelsey is excited to be back in California working with students and sharing her passions of sustainable agriculture, youth leadership and cultural exchange. Outside of work you can find Kelsey exploring the trails, biking through the streets of Oakland, or getting her hands dirty in a new project. Kelsey speaks English and Spanish.