Youth Farm is excited to welcome our first School Partnership Coordinator Jordyn Ryan! Jordyn joined the Youth Farm team as a 9 year old participant in the West Side Program. Through the years she has taken on many roles at Youth Farm including roles as a Project LEAD and Farm Steward on the West Side. Jordyn recently received her degree in Elementary Education from UW River Falls. She brings a unique combination of skills including knowledge of classroom learning, curriculum development skills, and youth development skills to the role.

Jordyn’s role allows Youth Farm to build off of the strong school partnerships we currently hav to develop a model that reaches more students, teachers, and community members. Jordyn’s work includes supporting current school partnerships at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School, Lyndale School, Green Central School, Jackson Elementary School, Humboldt High School, Open World Learning Community, Northeast College Prep, and Cherokee Heights Elementary while also developing a model to support other schools to use food as a tool for youth development, social emotional learning, and academic success.

Welcome Jordyn! We are excited for you to move Youth Farm’s school partnership work forward.