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Food Literacy Project Summer Associate
The Food Literacy Project provides farm-based experiential education and entrepreneurial youth development programs that bring the Field-to-Fork experience to life for local youth. Our mission is to inspire a new generation to build healthy relationships with food, farming, and the land. The VISTA Summer Associates will help propel the Food Literacy Project’s bold vision for a community with a just and sustainable food system that cultivates healthy citizens by serving as leaders in our Truck Farm and Youth Community Agriculture (YCAP) programming. Truck Farm is our mobile, edible learning experience built into the bed of a pickup truck, which allows the Food Literacy Project to bring a small piece of Oxmoor Farm, our dynamic 8-acre outdoor classroom located in Hikes Point, into the community. YCAP brings a diverse group of underserved teens from across Louisville together to plant, cultivate, harvest, cook, and distribute fresh produce. The Summer Associates will serve alongside our Farm-Based Educators and under the direction of our Program Director to implement ongoing transformational experiences for youth and families on the farm and in our community. Throughout the growing season, Food Literacy Project engages community members with their food system while connecting families with fresh vegetables to combat disproportionate food access and health disparities in underserved Louisville neighborhoods.
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Member Duties : At the beginning of the service term, Summer Associates will participate in a week of training about farm-based education. Throughout the summer, the Summer Associates will plan and implement educational and enrichment programs, focusing on the Truck Farm programming and Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP). The Summer Associates will work alongside the Program Director to facilitate targeted food system discussions and youth development activities. The Summer Associates will have the opportunity to work closely with staff to educate youth in the community about healthy food. The Summer Associates will also do community outreach to raise awareness about the organization and programming, participating in community events and tabling.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Food Literacy Project Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
05/22/2017  -   07/31/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KENTUCKY  

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2017  To  05/08/2017 

Contact Sarah McCartt-Jackson
9001 Limestone Lane
Louisville   KY   40222
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73475