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DO YOU WANT TO CREATE A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM?
Join other youth in growing food and community on our urban agriculture site at 500 Hoke Street in Raleigh!
The Young Farmer Leadership Team is open to any youth who has completed the Food Force Summer Youth Program or has equivalent experience farming or gardening. The Leadership Team is a place where young folks can refine their skills growing food and take on more responsibility through leadership and teaching opportunities. It is more like a job than the summer program. There are 5 main areas of focus:
1. Sustainable Urban & Rural Agriculture
2. Youth Empowerment
3. Critical Analysis of the Food System
4. Elder Relationship Building
The program has eight paid positions. 6 of the positions are reserved for residents of Southeast Raleigh and the neighborhood where our Urban Ag Training Center is located. The other 2 positions are open to any youth in Wake County.
Youth will be paid an hourly rate of $7.75 with room for raises as they complete trainings.
The program runs from March 11 - November 23, 2013, with breaks in between spring/summer and summer/fall sessions.
Spring and Fall requires 5 hours of work per week. There are opportunities for extra income through participation in and contributions to the blog. Youth are responsible for documenting their hours during this time.
Summer requires 18 hours of work per week and is 3 days per week (Wed-Fri)
Participants of this program are eligible to apply for scholarships for classes, conferences, workshops or other training that supports continued education in the field of sustainable agriculture, local food systems, nutrition, leadership and other related topics.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE OR APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?
Email Ricky Bratz at Ricky@FoodShuttle.org or call her at 919.524.8360
Please email or call Ricky for an application, or download it here.
The IFFS Food Force Summer Youth Program is an opportunity for youth to begin to learn about the food system, grow food, grow their leadership and critical thinking skills and to build community with other youth who have similar interests.
*Program Begins Summer 2014*