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The CultivaTeen summer program is a week-long daily immersion experience offered to youth and their families at no cost. Through mentorship and education, teens develop skills in sustainable agriculture, culinary practices, and local food production. Once accepted into CultivaTeen, participants are known as crew members, as they are responsible for jobs around the gardens and in the kitchen that teach them how to work as a team to achieve a common goal. Crew members who return to our CultivaTeen 2.0 program have the option of becoming crew leader assistants, meaning they work alongside the adult crew leader to assign tasks and take on more responsibility as leaders in their groups.
During our summer program, a vibrant team of talented crew leaders and workshop volunteers works with local youth to encourage lifelong learning and engagement in our community. As teen crew members achieve goals in the garden and kitchen, they experience the collective sense of accomplishment and learn more about all that our area has to offer. Through this program and our collaboration with various organizations, we strive to create a community that celebrates local food, agricultural traditions, and sustainable living practices.
If you are interested in learning more about this program and how to sign your child up for future opportunities, complete an application here. Applicants should be between the ages of 12-15 to participate.