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Friday, November 8 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Youth Perspectives from the Frontline of the Food Justice Movement

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In this workshop, youth from Gardening the Community (Springfield, MA) and REC’s YouthGROW program (Worcester, MA) join together to share their experiences, common lessons, and unique strategies in fighting food insecurity and creating change in their communities. This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to share models and practices that have been successful in their communities, learn from and network with other youth serving groups and organizations, and work together to envision how to develop a stronger youth driven network of Northeastern youth leaders in the food justice movement. 


Youth leaders from YouthGROW

In 2003 REC’s Food Justice Program initiated YouthGROW,  an urban agriculture-focused youth development and employment program for low-income teens. YouthGROW (Youth Growing Organics in Worcester) employs 32-40 low income high school teens (age 14-18) year-round who gain leadership... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EST
Skyline Room