Jayla and Richlove from YouthGROW at the REC

Jayla and Richlove, from the YouthGROW program, at our own Regional Environmental Council, made a special video for the Day of Play Family Festival. They give us a tour of the Main South Farm and show us the vegetables they grew. 

YouthGROW employs 32-40 high school teens (age 14-18) year-round who gain leadership and jobs skills as they maintain two urban organic farms.

YouthGROWers complete a curriculum focused on Professional Development, Leadership Skills, Urban Agriculture, and Social Justice (PLUS,) through participation in the 8-week summer session, monthly workshops, internships, and community service. 

Release Date: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021