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Anchorage Youth Workforce Development through Food Systems
Alaska Seeds of Change (AKSoC or Seeds) is a non-profit workforce development program of Alaska Behavioral Health that supports youth ages 16-24 to build the skills necessary to successfully transition to adulthood through urban agricultural activities. The AKSoC program consists of three main work spaces: an 8,000 square foot indoor vertical hydroponics facility, the Seeds Outside community garden at Steller Secondary School, and the Evies Brinery value added food production business which is operated at the Wooden Spoons Commercial Kitchen. Since its launch in December of 2016, Seeds has served 194 youth staff and apprentices and hosted more than 116 repeat community volunteers. Seeds youth split their time approximately 60/40, with 60 percent of their time going to work experience, and 40 percent of their time going to personal and professional development focused activities. Youth enter the program as an apprentice or greenhouse grower, where they learn all aspects of running a food systems focused social impact business. They move out into community employment or up into a trainer role where they help other youth build their skills for success.
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Member Duties : You will be working in a coworking space, on a greenhouse production floor, outside, and/or at a commercial kitchen, independently and in small teams. The Americorp Member will focus their time in four key areas. Task Force Support – You’ll join in numerous task force meetings each week and serve as a consultant to help with goal setting, project management assistance, and encouragement. After the meetings you’ll work independently to support the task forces through research, tool design, and the development of trainings. Individual Donor Program Development – You’ll research best practices and create the systems and materials necessary for a successful Donor Development Program. Grant Writing – You’ll find new grants to apply for, and draft applications for these new grants and previously identified grants. You’ll create the systems and materials necessary for successful future applications.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  $100 a month payment towards housing . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development . 
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Anchorage Youth Workforce Development through Food Systems

Program Start/End Date
02/14/2022  -   02/13/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  12/16/2021  To  01/17/2022 

Contact Tim McCleary
731 E 8th Ave
Anchorage   AK   99501

Listing ID 108832