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William Grose Center Celebrates Successful Conclusion of Hydroponics Class and Announces Exciting Lineup of Summer Programs

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Seattle, WA - June 8, 2023 – Africatown’s William Grose Center (WGC), a leading educational institution dedicated to empowering youth and adults through innovative programs, is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its introductory hydroponics class. Participants of the program will be awarded their certificates during a special ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2023.


The hydroponics class, which provided students with a comprehensive understanding of soilless gardening techniques, garnered tremendous enthusiasm and participation from individuals of all ages. Through hands-on experience and expert guidance, the participants developed essential skills and knowledge in the field of hydroponics.

"We are thrilled to have concluded a successful hydroponics class at the William Grose Center," said Ty Griffin, WGC Program Manager. "The participants have shown incredible dedication and passion for this sustainable farming method. We are proud to equip them with the necessary skills to explore and excel in the field of hydroponics. Adding key elements of computer science such as 3D modeling really expanded their knowledge of the intersection between technology and agriculture!”

In addition to the hydroponics class, WGC recently hosted Def Chef and students from Summit Sierra for three weeks of engaging and educational cooking classes. The collaboration provided a unique opportunity for students to enhance their culinary skills and discover their passion for cooking.

Continuing its commitment to offering diverse and transformative programs, WGC is currently running an Arduino Coding program in collaboration with UW's AVELA Students. The program enables elementary to high school students to build and code their own gadgets using Arduino technology, fostering a solid foundation in electronics and programming.

"We are dedicated to providing a diverse range of programs that foster learning, creativity, and personal growth," stated Ty Griffin, WGC Program Manager. "Our upcoming summer programs offer exciting opportunities for participants to explore their interests, develop new skills, and prepare for future success. We encourage everyone to join us and be part of this enriching journey."


Looking ahead, WGC is thrilled to announce an exciting lineup of summer programs that cater to a wide range of interests and age groups:

WGC MINECRAFT CODING with AGILEXPS: Combine the thrill of gaming with the power of coding as you explore the world of Minecraft and develop coding skills.

AVELA Arduino Coding: Discover the wonders of Arduino technology and its endless possibilities in this hands-on coding program.

Fundamentals of Media & Creating Content: Dive into the world of media and learn essential skills in content creation and storytelling.

A.I. AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Gain insights into the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence and its applications in business development.


For more information about the upcoming summer programs and to register, please visit the William Grose Center website at




About the William Grose Center:

William Grose Center (WGC) is a leading educational center and entrepreneurial hub, located in the Central District of Seattle, committed to empowering youth and adults through transformative community-centered programs. With a focus on innovation, skill-building, and personal development, WGC aims to provide individuals with the tools and knowledge to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

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