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Summer Youth Program Begins

Summer Youth Program 2010
Summer Youth Program 2010
Monday, July 2 marks the first day of The Food Project's Summer Youth Program. The Summer Youth Program, known casually as SYP, is our flagship youth program. Since the summer of 1992, we have been bringing together youth from diverse backgrounds to experience "personal change through sustainable agriculture." The teenagers in SYP grow and distribute vegetables on our urban and suburban farms, work at hunger relief organizations, and gain skills in leadership, diversity, teamwork, and civic participation.

In 1992, 18 teenagers from the city of Boston and the surrounding suburbs worked and played together on 2.5 acres of farmland in Lincoln, Mass. Twenty years later, we have 100 participants who work with us on over 40 acres of land in Lincoln, Boston, and on the North Shore of eastern Massachusetts. These 100 youth will be split into nine work crews - six in our Lincoln-Boston program and three in our North Shore program. They will plant, weed, harvest, play games, experience workshops, cook and serve food at hunger relief organizations, sell produce at farmers' markets, cook and serve at our community lunches, and much, much more.

We are very excited to get to know our newest SYP participants! Keep an eye on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for updates as the summer progresses!

Read more about the Summer Youth Program and our other Youth Programs on our website. Check out the alumni profiles on our alumni web page to read about the experiences of past SYP participants.

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