Youth Training Opportunities
We are building a diverse community of empowered, skilled and capable youth working to strengthen their local environment. Doing meaningful work in their own neighborhood cultivates the confidence teens need to believe they can make a difference.
For many youth, growing and harvesting food at the farm is their first opportunity to cultivate and enjoy food from seed to table. Throughout the summer, they gain tools for job success and community engagement. Growing produce and serving their neighbors at farmer's markets, youth learn the responsibility of caring for crops, the importance of careful planning for a continued harvest, and the power of locally grown food.
Youth Ops Lawn Care
Through the lawn care program, youth build social connection within their community and make it a more beautiful place. Many of the youth who work in the Youth Ops Lawn Care training program have completed urban farm-to-market training and take pride in building a business and learning practical skills.