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Roots & Wings Youth Leaders Program

Angelic Organics Learning Center offers the Roots & Wings Youth Leader Program to increase youth job skills through community-based urban farming.Roots & Wings, Roots&Wings, Youth Leader, Urban Farm, Rockford Urban Farm, Angelic Organics Learning Center


In order to participate in the summer Youth Leader Program, youth (ages 11-14) fill out a brief application and attend an interview on June 4, 2018. Youth Leaders participate in 6-8 hours per week of farming and education, and earn a stipend based on core behaviors (participation and leadership).

Farming: While farming, Youth Leaders learn about planning, planting, weeding, and harvesting.

Selling: While selling produce, Youth Leaders learn about vegetable prices, customer service, supply and demand, record keeping, and running a small business.

Outreach: Youth Leaders engage adults and youth from the community in learning about farms and healthy food.

To apply, please read the overview below and fill out an application and waiver by May 30th, 2018.  

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