APPS stands for Applying Pressure and Passion to Service. The APPS Program provides adolescents and young adults (ages 14-23) in the community with the opportunity to gain practical work experience to prepare them for a productive lifestyle.
Adolescents from APPS had the opportunity to work in the FACCES Food Education and Academic Navigation programs. They participated in a program that utilizes everyday events to cultivate emotional intelligence through a self-regulation process that integrates social-emotional learning and discipline. This is called Conscious Discipline.
They helped support the Urban Garden greenhouse by doing tasks like watering the plants, harvesting, and performing aquaponics maintenance. Job duties also included planning, preparing, and leading community events, as well as mentoring children in summer camp.