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Developing Leadership at TFP and Beyond

Kenny (top, left) as an Assistant Crew Leader
Kenny (top, left) as an Assistant Crew Leader
The following blog was written by Food Project intern Kenny Lopez. Kenny is 18 years old and lives in Boston, Mass. He participated in The Food Project's Summer Youth Program in 2010. He participated in the Academic Year Program in 2010-11; worked as a summer intern in 2011; and served as an assistant crew leader both for the Academic Year Program in 2011-12 and for the Summer Youth Program in 2012. Currently, Kenny is an academic year intern. 

 

My name is Kenny Lopez. I am 18 years old and I currently live in Boston. I have been working here at The Food Project since summer of 2010.

Throughout my journey here at The Food Project, I have met some amazing people that have and are still changing my life. Before The Food Project I struggled with my confidence and even my capabilities as a person. Being here has helped me realize that as a youth I am capable of change, and now I feel confidence in myself.

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EVENT POSTPONED: Jazz Under Glass


   Due to a forecasted winter storm, this event has been postponed.   
  Please check back soon for details about the new date and exciting additions to the program!   

 

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A Place to Work, Learn, and Grow

The Food Project's Farm at Ingalls Elementary in Lynn
The Food Project's Farm at Ingalls Elementary in Lynn
The following blog was written by Food Project intern Josh Hill. Josh is 17 years old and lives in Marblehead, Mass. He participated in The Food Project's Summer Youth Program in 2011, and went on to participate in the Academic Year Program and Internship Program.

 

Hi, I’m Josh Hill from Marblehead and I’ve been with The Food Project since 2011.

The amount of support I have found at The Food Project never ceases to amaze me. I feel like I am constantly being pushed upward, encouraged to jump high, work hard, and stay strong. Whether I want to change the world or one life, The Food Project has given me strength to make a difference.

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A Campaign to Build School Gardens

Alex with an Ingalls School Kindergarten Class
Alex with an Ingalls School Kindergarten Class
FoodCorps service member Alex Freedman probably never thought that his year of service would include selling socks and underwear. Alex serves with CitySprouts at the school gardens at Ford and Ingalls Elementary Schools in Lynn, Mass. To raise money for his gardens, Alex has partnered with the WholeKids Foundation, Indiegogo, and PACT organic clothing to develop a crowdfunding campaign. Over the next few weeks, Alex hopes to raise $2500 to support construction and expansion of the school gardens and Ford and Ingalls. Donors to his campaign, run through Indiegogo, receive socks or underwear specially designed by PACT organic clothing company.

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Reflections from a TFP Youth

Eli (top right) with DIRT Crew in 2012
Eli (top right) with DIRT Crew in 2012
The following blog was written by Food Project intern Eli Shanks. Eli participated in The Food Project's Summer Youth Program in 2011, and went on to participate in the Academic Year Program and Internship Program.

 

My name is Eli Shanks. I'm 18, and I've worked at The Food Project since the summer of 2011.

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