Youth Farm has a vision for our young people rooted in their capacity as leaders, critical thinkers, and food revolutionaries. That vision doesn’t end when a young person becomes a legal adult, and we support their continued development as Farm Stewards and as young adults. Our work in human development and social change is supported by and shared with HECUA.

HECUA offers study programs domestically and internationally and challenge college students to engage with the central problematics of our time. Through HECUA programs, students have the opportunity to not only study social issues such as poverty, inequality, globalization, and food injustice, but to become a change agent in this work. HECUA partners with community organizations like us at Youth Farm to create internships that support our work and are unique opportunities for students.

Many of Youth Farm’s staff are HECUA alumni, and we continue to use the lessons we learned in those programs today. Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to host students from HECUA’s programs in Inequality in America, Environmental Sustainability, Art for Social Change and Agriculture and Justice. HECUA interns have co-taught cooking classes, developed and implemented food distribution plans, supported community events, developed curriculum, and so much more.

Thank you HECUA for all your support!