Urban Roots Youth Leaders
City Growers’ Urban Roots Youth Leaders is a summer job training intensive for high school students based in Queens. Youth Leaders spend the summer at the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm teaching youth from our Queens summer camps alongside City Growers’ educators. Participants lead lessons and activities for young campers such as cooking with vegetables from the farm, demonstrating pollination and the important role honeybees and other insects play, sowing seeds, cultivating plants and caring for chickens!
This program trains young people to develop the skills to become educators in the areas of food and the environment. Peer education has been shown to increase comprehension among peer-students as well as peer-teachers. As City Growers expands, our goal is to employ those peer-teachers who have discovered an aptitude for teaching through our programs. Regardless of whether or not Urban Roots graduates choose to work with us, they acquire skills that build their capacity for almost any profession: public speaking, cooperative teamwork, leadership, and confidence.
If you are interested in the Urban Roots Youth Leaders program, please email email@example.com.