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.
We are best known for our paid youth programs where we hire teenagers to grow food in the Green Teen Gardens, distribute the food with Common Ground Farm through our Free Farm Stand, “Common Greens.” We hire for this program three times a year- Spring, Summer and Fall. Applications are released on our Facebook page in February, May and September.
In 2022, we piloted our new Club Green Teen Program, aimed at serving participants in 7th and 8th grade. Club Green Teen allows youth below the working age of 14 to participate in leadership and educational opportunities provided through the Green Teen program. Additionally, Club Green Teen hires two youth to assist with facilitating and managing the Club activities, providing the youth with opportunities to obtain employment skills and leadership experience.
In the past year, the Green Teen program provided Beacon teens with vocational training, education related to the food system, and a wide range of life-enhancing opportunities.
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Last updated September 21, 2023