Summer 2016 Institute
August 3 - 5, 2016
Greater Boston Area, MA
Many people come to The Food Project during the summer and are inspired by the beautiful, healthy food, and highly motivated, diverse teens working with passion towards a common mission. It seems to flow effortlessly. The truth is…our summers are the complementary outcome of the other half of the year when we run vibrant youth programs such as the Dirt and Root Crews and plan for the following summer.
During this Summer/Fall season, our Seed Crew, Dirt Crew, and Root Crew are fully engaged in the growing season. They are deepening their knowledge and taking action to create a sustainable and just food system. These lessons and actions are dynamic and “real-time” at shelters, farmers’ markets, greenhouses, in workshops they facilitate, and in the powerful feedback sessions with their peers and supervisors.
At the Summer Institute, you will experience:
- Summer season planning and program design
- The opportunity to work with youth and hear about their work
- In-depth conversations with The Food Project staff
- The opportunity to network with and learn from your peers
And you will learn:
- How to build a tiered youth development program
- How to mobilize and motivate teens year-round
- The foundations and planning for strong summer programs
For more information on the Summer Institute, please email [email protected] or call 781-259-8621 x29 to speak with Cindy Davenport, Director of Programming and Institutional Learning.
Read what others have to say...
"The Food Project's Institute builds community among attendees from around the country," writes Lucy Sweeney about her experience at the Summer Institute.
“The Food Project is one of the few organizations that I have seen where youth are respected, nurtured, educated and socialized in a way that benefits both them and all of us. There is no better model of youth and justice work that I have seen.”
“The Food Project Institute’s unique vision of our world’s youth has redefined the essence of community-based agriculture. Their mission-based programming embraces so many crucial components of local farming and actually puts them into practice. TFP is not only a program to model; it is a movement to follow.”
“Overall, the most valuable conference I have ever attended.”
“After spending three days at The Food Project’s Institute, I can’t stop thinking about or talking about The Food Project. If after three days I feel so positively affected, imagine change TFP does with others that they work with longer term. WOW!”
“The Food Project Institute was exactly what I needed to get my creative juices flowing around my fledgling ideas for a sustainable food project involving youth.”