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Trade School Nomination

Juniper Award for
Trade School

The Juniper Award for a trade school-bound individual recognizes the financial costs that accompany the decision to learn a trade.  Monetary assistance for tuition and materials allows space for students to imagine, be fearless, and commit to their trade.


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Jeff's 'Why'

"I feel lucky to have studied literature at a small liberal arts college, but I feel equally lucky to have worked in various trades my whole life, making friends with and learning from others who did the same. As a kid, I earned nickels for digging, pruning, and planting in the garden; later, I cut and arranged flowers, and waxed and edged skis. In the summer, I stained facia from rooftops, and cooked, cleaned, and hauled supplies in Yosemite’s High Sierra camps. As an adult I built my own homes, leaning on the expertise of tradespeople who knew more than me. I have immense respect for people who work in the trades and would like to help more people find their way to meaningful work in these areas."

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