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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com, cell 312-296-9709.