Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all people are empowered to grow, sell, buy, prepare, and eat nourishing food.
Program Highlight: Our New 9 Month Teen Leadership Program
Four of our Summer Teen Program participants returned for our new after school Teen Leadership Program. This program builds off the skills they learned over the summer, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become the next generation of changemakers in our food system! Every week, teens meet and explore topics related to food access and food justice in their community and share a meal together. Last week they made handmade pizza and reflected on the ingredients in their food. One observed, “I’ve noticed that I read the nutrition facts of my food more since I started with this program.”
In the photos above, the teens are engaging in a food systems web exercise exploring the connections between seemingly isolated parts of the food system, such as soil, truck drivers, and the government.