- Mentored teens with MAPs Growing Green youth-based entrepreneurial education program. Created and assisted with teaching lesson plans on civic engagement and leadership for the youth that MAP serves.
- Coordinated events to promote healthy lifestyle and eating habits among youth participating in the MAP summer program.
- Organized and represented MAP at meetings for the Growing Working Group for the WNY Environmental Alliance which works to strengthen and support the role of food and agriculture in the community by securing vacant urban land for farming and community gardening, while educating the broader community on these issues.
“Through my opportunity, I am able to experience work that I love every day in a workspace that encourages creativity, team building, and camaraderie. The culture is all-inclusive, fun, and I’ve learned the value of making work personal. The ILR program allowed me to apply organizational behavior concepts and management skills to my lessons and responsibilities, giving me more autonomy in my activities. My High Road experience will be one that I will never forget.”
“Kristen has an amazingly high energy level. The youth in our program really connected with her. The energy she brought was matched her intelligence and thoughtfulness to develop and implement an interactive citizenship curriculum for her project. All the feedback has been incredibly positive.”
Youth Education Director at Massachusetts Avenue Project