Urban Roots Youth Leaders
Through generous funding from the Dr. Robert S. and Tina Sohn Foundation, City Growers’ Urban Roots Youth Leaders gives high school students the opportunity to learn and work in urban agriculture and farm education. Participants are immersed in urban farming and receive pedagogical training to lead mini-workshops on compost, honeybees, plant care, and chickens to their peers. The internship, which spans the months of July and August, takes place at the Brooklyn Grange flagship rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens. Participants receive stipends for the internship and a Certificate of Urban Agriculture upon successful completion of the program. Questions? Email Mallory at Mallory@CityGrowers.org.
B.E.E.S. (Brooklyn Environmental Exploration Scholars)
City Growers’ Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)-funded after school program is part of the SONYC (School’s Out NYC) initiative, giving 30 middle school students at the Academy of Arts and Letters daily, year-round, high-quality after-school programming. Program curriculum includes: seasonal urban farming, cooking, book clubs, independent projects, and weekly ‘Urban Expeditions’ to places of sustainability and innovation around NYC, with a focus on current student interests and places for growth and discovery.