Summer Youth Employment Program
In collaboration with Teens For Food Justice and the Transition and College Access Center, whose Bronx headquarters is now based at DeWitt Clinton High School, we hosted our first Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) in 2018 and it was a great success.
Fifteen students rotated through three interrelated work programs either working outside in the gardens, inside on the hydroponics farm or within our community doing food justice advocacy.
We also succeeded at establishing our youth market in which we sold produce grown right on our campus.
In gardens and edible forest, they learn hands-on skills and knowledge on how to grow food with efficiency in a sustainable way in an urban settings by helping us to maintain gardens, build new gardens, plant/save seeds, transplant seedlings, and harvesting and preparing produce to sell in the Youth market. We plan to continue this program in the summer of 2020.
JAMES BALDWIN OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER
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