Application for "I Can Fly" Summer Leadership Program 2017
Thank you for your interest in the "I Can Fly" Youth Leadership Program for Summer 2017. The program runs from Wed, July 5th through Fri, July 28th, from 10A to 1P weekdays. The main site of the program is Harambee Garden at 500 N. Waller in Chicago (corner of Waller and Race). The program kicks off with an outdoor screening of the acclaimed film "Can You Dig This?" on Thursday, June 29th @7-10P (film event details at A graduation ceremony will take place on Sat, September 16th, 11A-2P.

Youth must be in high school to apply, and will receive a generous stipend (at the end of the summer) for the successful completion of the program. In this leadership program, youth will learn to plant edible gardens and native monarch butterfly gardens; they will also build sustainability awareness and skills, food systems understanding, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Field trips, garden talks, and a weekly speaker series will provide additional education, empowerment, enrichment, and mentoring.

The program focuses on planting edibles as a way to bring life to soil and to our communities, and to bring food to our communities. The program focuses on planting butterfly gardens to combat the extinction of the monarch butterfly (now being considered for the endangered species list). The program also focuses on helping youth interested in becoming leaders in these areas for their community.

Please complete and submit the following online form BY WED, JUN 28th, 2017. Alternately, you may print out this form and complete it by hand, then drop it off BY WED, JUN 28th, 2017 to EITHER of the following:
-Your program adult leader for Douglass High School, St. Martin's, or Loretto Hospital
-The mail slot at 166 N Humphrey Ave, Unit 1N, Oak Park, IL 60302 (1 block W of Austin Blvd, 1 block N of Lake St).

For questions, please contact Ana at or 773-454-1447.

For students accepted into the program, more info will be forthcoming, but FYI the day-to-day contact will be Doris Davenport,, cell 312-296-9709.

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Students accepted into the program are expected to be available for attendance for 3 1/2 weeks, from July 5th through July 28th (weekdays only), from 10A to 1P each day, and to adhere to a code of conduct that promotes responsibility and respect. Please check the box below to indicate your understanding of this policy. *
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