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Friday, May 3, 2013

Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership Program

Are you a secondary school student interested in agriculture and supporting community organizations? Or know someone who is?

Source: Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership

The Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership summer internship program prepares Vancouver secondary school students to be leaders in their schools and communities through hands-on experience developing school gardens and supporting community organizations that support and advance our local food system.

Interns will have the opportunity to gain skills in garden planning, construction, planting, harvesting, and sales and to meet other youth from around Vancouver who are similarly passionate about food.

How does it work?

Sixteen youth from across Vancouver will get together for six weeks of the summer (from July 8 to August 16) to
  • build school gardens and compost systems
  • grow and harvest food
  • take home free food
  • gain cooking and food preservation skills
  • run a farmers' market and donate produce to local service organizations
  • develop a workshop to teach children about where their food comes from
  • work with local organizations working toward a sustainable local food system
  • earn volunteer hours toward graduation

Application Requirements

  • Must be a secondary student in the 2013-2014 school year
  • Interest in being involved with your school garden or environmental club during the 2013-2014 school year
  • Must be able to commit to a six-week internship
  • Able to get to the schools and other sites around Vancouver

To apply for the internship, or to find out more information, visit the Program website: http://m2.edcp.educ.ubc.ca/

Application deadline is Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Want to get involved but don't meet the internship program requirements?

If you're a registered UBC student between 15 and 30 years of age, check out the job posting for the staff position of Youth Garden Worker here.

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