The Green Teen program empowers urban youth to be effective community change-agents by immersing them in the local food system. This youth development program teaches life and work skills through hands-on experiences in farming and gardening, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
During the school year, Green Teen holds local programs both during and after school where participants grow plants and vegetables in their classrooms, on farms, and in community gardens.
In 2017, the Green Teen program provided Beacon teens with vocational training, education related to the food systems, and a wide range of life-enhancing opportunities.
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Green Teen Program wins the prestigious School Nutrition Association Farm to School Partnership Award!
The Green Teen Program, in partnership with the Beacon City School District, Hudson Valley Seed, and Common Ground Farm, are one of three recipients to receive this honor. This joint award is given for exceptional farm to school work in New York State. Click here to read the full Success Story!
Last updated June 3, 2019