Home Economics

Home Economics

Class Time(s):

Option A: Sunday (every other week), 5:00 - 6:00 PM PT

Option B: Saturday (every other week), 5:00 - 6:00 PM PT

Grades: 1 to 8

Program Leader: Ava Spalding

Program Description: YAPA Kids Home Economics is a program to learn and apply everyday life skills. We explore the many important and basic aspects of life including cooking, cleaning, and organization. Along the way, we will develop life habits such as caution, responsibility, and awareness. Home Economics is the class to help students prepare for an independent and successful future. Students will need a communication device to join meetings (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) as well as a creative, positive, and open mindset! A pencil and paper is not necessary, but we highly recommend bringing one to the meeting if a student wants to take notes. Other materials needed will change with each class and will be specified in each class reminder email.

Program Teachers: Erin Wang, Maggie Lee, Clara Hinds, Krittika Iyengar, Olivia Song, Jeanette Ahn, Eda Tao, Rose Rudresh, Glenn Liang, Emily Sansano, Graciela Sandoval, Christien Monello, Jocelyn Ramirez, Finley Ewald, Jenna Soltis, Megan Chen, Sharuka Jeyakumar, Shaanvi Shree, Yumna Saiyed, Jiaming Liu

Teacher Bios

Erin Wang

Hello hello! I am Erin Wang, and I am a junior at Cupertino High School. High school is a time where people learn more about themselves and prepare to leave the nest of home. Independence can be daunting, but this class is here to teach you the basics! I am experienced in a multitude of house chores and can give a piece of advice on keeping oneself motivated and organized when the workloads pile up. I believe that HomeEc is an important skill that when implemented, allows the rest of your academic prowess to shine.

Maggie Lee

Hey there! My name is Maggie Lee and I'm a rising junior at Moreau Catholic High School. As you get older, you'll need to learn how to manage your life on your own. It's better to start earlier than later! As a leader of Culinary Club, I cook and bake from scratch often. I also have tips and tricks about cleaning and organizing to make sure you keep your life in order. Can't wait to share my knowledge with all of you!

Clara Hinds

Hey guys! My name is Clara Hinds and I'm a rising sophomore at Homestead High School. It's super valuable to have good life skills, and as you get older, knowing how to cook and clean is going to be very useful. I personally cannot work efficiently if my space is not clean so I'm very well aquainted with organization. I'm looking forwards to getting to know all of you!

Krittika Iyengar

Hey you guys! My name is Krittika, I am an upcoming freshmen at Homestead High. I am very happy that I have the opportunity to help youths learn to take responsibility at home and make it fun for them. I hope to make them find a way for them to think doing chores at home is not as overwhelming or inconvenient as they think it might be. I've taken the interest of begining to clean more and help out at the house due to the current pandemic and would like to show the little tips and tricks to make it more enjoyful.

Olivia Song

Hey guys! My name is Olivia Song and I have always loved cooking and organizing my room. Home ec is a very important class and can help you in life by a lot! I hope that by taking this class you will be able to do better in school, be more organized, and be a better son/daughter with your cooking skills ;) If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I'll answer them to the best of my ability!

Jeanette Ahn

Wassup ! Im Jeanette Ahn and I play a lot of video games like osu, league, valorant etc. I also draw and paint digitally and physically! If u wanna talk ask for my insta or my disc!

Eda Tao

Hi everyone! My name is Eda Tao and I am a rising junior at American High School! I love to baking/cooking and anything related to arts and crafts! I think home economics is an often underappreciated class that teaches skills that are quite useful in everyday life. I look forward to being a part of this program!

Rose Rudresh

Hi guys! I'm Rose Rudresh and I am a junior at American High School. I have a lot of interests and always have some new hobby keeping me busy which may or may not be why I'm indecisve at times, but honestly, it keeps me interesting and fun to be around :D Home economics is a class I never grew up with but one I always wished I had because it teaches important but interesting skills that we use on a day to day basis. I'm excited to be part of this wonderful program and I hope to get to know a lot of you!

Glenn Liang

Hi everyone, my name is Glenn Liang and I am a juinior at Saratoga High School. I know a lot of schools don't have this class so I'm super excited to teach you guys about the importance of the chores that we all have to do. I will make sure to keep this class fun and engaging for all of you who are wishing to learn!

Emily Sansano

Hi! My name is Emily Sansano and I am a sophomore at Fremont High School. I think it is really important to learn new skills on how to live a healthy and organized life and I am really excited to be able to teach others skills that will help them in the future that we don't normally learn in school.

Graciela Sandoval

Hi! My name is Graciela Sandoval I'm a sophomore and I'm super excited to start teaching skills that are useful throughout your life. I think home economics is a fundamental class and is a super good class for kids of all ages.

Christien Monello

Hi guys! My name is Christien Monello. I am really eager to start teaching life skills that sometimes schools don't teach, but are crucial to know as you get older. Some of the skills that can be taught will be fun and engaging, so I am hoping I can help in all ways possible. I am excited to share what I know and meet everyone!

Jocelyn Ramirez

Hello Everyone!! My name is Jocelyn:) I live in Phoenix, Arizona and I am a junior in high school! One of my favorite hobbies is cooking so I am very excited to be a part of this class. I volunteer in my community at a local elementary school but because of the pandemic, that is no longer possible. I am so excited to meet and teach some new kiddos!

Finley Ewald

Hi! My name is Finley Ewald and I am a sophomore at York High School. I have taken many consumer economic courses in middle school and high school. I can't wait to get to know all of you!

Jenna Soltis

Hey everyone! My name is Jenna Soltis I'm a sophomore at Wilton High School, and I think Home Economics is a very important class. It handles lots of skills that we need to use in our day to day life to make life easier and so we are well rounded people in this changing world. Personality I took a version of Home Economic at my Middleschool but we only focused on cooking, the rest of my Home Economic skills come from life experiences.

Megan Chen

Hi, my name is Megan Chen and I am a sophomore at Westmoor High School. I personally enjoy baking and exploring all the delicious recipies out there. Home economics is a great skill to practice for the future and I am so glad that I can guide you along the way!

Sharuka Jeyakumar

Hello!!! My name is Sharuka Jeyakumar, and I am really excited to be part of this program. I have always been interested in cooking and making amazing food. Ever since the pandemic I have had more time so I make more food.

Shaanvi Shree

Hello! My name is Shaanvi Shree I go to New Berlin Eisenhower And I am so excited to teach this class! I love to read draw and write and I also love to cook! Home economics is a very important class as we learn very important and critical skills that are important to know and apply in one's daily life. People of all ages should be able to practice these skills well and I am hereto help!

Yumna Saiyed

Hey! My name is Yumna and I am a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School and I enjoy baking a lot and I am very excited to join the team and help you learn how to bake.

Jiaming Liu

What's up, Jiaming here, a sophomore in the Bay Area. Looking forward !