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Jes Ward
Certified Trainer
  • Certified Trainer
  • Trainers
  • Denver, CO
  • English

Jes’ experiential education adventure began in the 8th grade when she had the great fortune of being placed in the infamous Mr. K’s class. Mr. K was an experiential educator who stoked Jes’ lifelong love of learning and over time introduced her to Play for Peace and its co-founder, Craig Dobkin. Needless to say, she was hooked! Nearly 20 years later, she is still facilitating experiential processes and encouraging others to do the same.

Jes has developed programming for award-winning organizations such as the PeaceJam Foundation and is now the executive director of cityWILD, a youth development organization based in Denver, Colorado. cityWILD uses experiential education to engage youth who are marginalized in activities designed to address disparities in academics, economic justice, and access to the outdoors.