2019 Pawtucket/Central Falls Summer Youth Employment Program
Application Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019 by 5 PM
Jennifer Stott, Program Director
Farm Fresh RI’s Harvest Kitchen Project
About the Employment Partnership
Southside Community Land Trust, Groundwork RI and Farm Fresh RI’s Harvest Kitchen have partnered to offer farming, cooking and community organizing job experiences through hands-on tasks on farms, in kitchens and throughout neighborhoods in RI. For over 3 years, each organization has been working with youth from Pawtucket and Central Falls to improve the health, environment and quality of life for city residents. We believe inspiring future agricultural, environmental, culinary and community leaders through job training is an important step to building more resilient urban communities.

This project was funded in part through funds received from Real Skills for Youth, an initiative of the Governor’s Workforce Board.

To Apply, You Should:
- live in Pawtucket or Central Falls, RI
- be 14-18 years old
- able to commit to an entire 6-week summer program (Monday, July 8th to Friday, August 16th)
- be willing to work on your feet for an entire shift (up to 4 hrs) outside or in a kitchen, even on rainy, hot days
- have reliable transportation to shifts (bike, RIPTA, walking, car, etc)
Program Benefits
- about 20 hrs of paid work each week ($10.50 per hour)
- opportunity to develop your leadership, public speaking, food growing and facilitation skills
- field trips to and workshops with farms, environmental activities and food businesses
- hear from industry partners about career opportunities in related fields
- possible opportunity to travel to Yellowstone National Park
- fresh fruits and vegetables for lunch and to take home on workdays
Selection Criteria
Youth will be selected based on interest in positively impacting their communities, access to other summer employment or recreational opportunities, availability, and a willingness to participate in farming, food access, public speaking and community organizing work. Youth 16 years or older will also be eligible to apply for culinary and food processing training at Harvest Kitchen. Interested, qualified candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in a group, working interview. All application components must be fully completed for your application to be considered.
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