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MTCC AmeriCorps Summer Member - Garden City Harvest
Garden City Harvest (GCH) was established in 1996 in response to federal government cuts to entitlement programs as a proactive, long-term solution to food insecurity. GCH’s mission is to plant seeds and grow together to create a healthy community. GCH envisions a connected community where everyone values and has access to healthy, local food. GCH operates a network of four neighborhood farms, ten community gardens, and seven school gardens, at 20 sites in Missoula, Montana. The nonprofit intentionally grows more than 40,000 pounds of fresh produce every year for those in need, working with local service agencies to distribute that food. GCH runs educational Farm to School programs and youth employment programs, respectively serving more than 6,500 elementary school children, and 50-65 teenagers living in high-risk situations each year. The Youth Harvest Project (YHP) employs disadvantaged youth, ages 15-18, to work on our urban farms. Through YHP’s farm-based, work program teens learn to work together as a team, acquire sustainable farming and business skills, and grow as individuals both personally and professionally. Beyond farm work, YHP implements group support, educational activities, and community engagement to enhance personal development, and create a sense of community and belonging.
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Member Duties : Mentor youth in a therapy-based, service-oriented work program for at-risk teenagers. Support all elements of summer programming. Serve as a role model and mentor to 7-10 youth and model a strong work ethic, positive communication and curiosity during farm projects and learning opportunities. The member will build rapport while working along-side teens and performing daily farm tasks, including planting, weeding and harvesting. They will train youth in operating a mobile market at senior residences and contribute to other program elements such as social-emotional groups and educational activities centered in sustainable agriculture, food security and health. They will engage with youth during weekly produce packing and meal preparation at Missoula Food Bank and participate in weekly staff meetings to identify roles and responsibilities related to youth trainings, educational components and work at the Food Bank.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Education ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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MTCC AmeriCorps Summer Member - Garden City Harvest

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   08/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations MONTANA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2022  To  06/15/2022 

Contact Dannette Fadness
32 Campus
Missoula   MT   59812

Listing ID 110782