“That’s when I started saying, ‘Horton, get yourself together, get ready for the long haul and try to determine how you can live out this thing and make your life useful.” – Myles Horton, The Long Haul — We find ourselves in a world now where the people that are closest to the core of […]
This is one of the best media highlights that I have ever seen done on Youth Farm, the impact of our work, and the importance of youth leaders in a community. Thanks for the great highlight KARE 11! Help Youth Farm continue to grow more great youth leaders by contributing to our Summer Growing Campaign 2016.
Calla started at Youth Farm as a participant in the West Side summer program in 2012. She spent her first day that summer looking bored, not participating, and projecting a “too cool” persona. After transitioning to the All-Star group later that week her interests, skills, and passions started to show. That summer she took on […]
Like many Youth Farmers, Jack found his way to the garden by following the footsteps of his older brother. It was nearly 10 years ago when I met the 9 year old version of Jack. He had very long hair and was full of energy, the kind of energy that got him chosen first for […]
Being a LEAD at Youth Farm is a big responsibility. You are charged with modeling community, farm skills, and empathy to young people who are molding their values and developing their interests. Even though Yasmin was young herself at fourteen beginning as LEAD who also had skills to learn, has been such a star. Yasmin explored beyond the […]
When I think about Youth Farm, I think about youth development, community connection, and food access. It interesting, as a staff you aim to support and shape youth experience. I have worked with Youth Farm as a staff and had the opportunity to support Mimi in learning how to grow vegetables, how solve an argument with a friend, […]
As spring is finally upon us, not only does that mean that our farms will soon be blooming with vegetables and bustling with Youth Farmers, but also that for a number of our Project LEAD participants, they are graduating High School and entering their last summer at Youth Farm. While we will be sad to […]
Passionate about youth development? Have experience community organizing? Know the north side of Minneapolis? Bring those talents and interests together at Youth Farm. Youth Farm is currently hiring a Community Organizer position in North Minneapolis’ Hawthorne neighborhood to engage youth, community partners and families in youth leadership, food access, and community change. Learn more about […]
This winter we are very excited to be welcoming Jesus Perez and Zainab Youngmark into roles as south Minneapolis Farm Stewards. As Farm Stewards, Jesus and Zainab are in many ways the face of Youth Farm in our neighborhoods. They will lead all our Youth Farmer and All Stars programs in the Lyndale and Powderhorn programs. You […]
Passionate about youth development? Come join our team! Hiring now for West Side Program Manager. Job description and application information can be found here.