Youth Leadership Program
Our Youth Leadership Program cultivates young leaders of community change through a summer program in agriculture, job-readiness, food justice, and organizing. Skill-building workshops include community organizing, advocacy, youth identities and voices, and food systems.
The City of Bridgeport and Mayor Ganim designated October 3rd, 2016 Bridgeport's Food Leader Day as a result of our youth's impact on the city. In 2016, our youth completed 1,380 hours of farming and 300 hours of food justice and leadership skill building.
The program’s Food Leader Advisory Group is made up of currently enrolled youth and recent program graduates who direct our team towards creating the most valuable summer experience that we can for youth in Bridgeport.
Our 2017 Youth Leadership Program has launched!
We are so excited to be working with this year's Youth Farm Crew! If you are between the ages of 14 and 17 and interested in joining the program next season, please get in touch next spring; we will post the 2018 application on this page. Applications for the 2018 program will also be available at all Bridgeport High Schools.
Questions about the 2017 Youth Leadership Program?
Please email us below, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Rob at (203) 227-5320!