SCLT is offering 6-week jobs for youth in Providence and Pawtucket this summer that will focus on farming, cooking, teaching and community organizing.
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Two weeks into SCLT’s summer youth program, nearly three dozen high school youth are busy learning how to tend, harvest and cook with fresh produce, as well as provide their neighbors with information about nutrition and climate change.
Are you between 14-17 and live in Central Falls or Pawtucket? Are you looking for a fun, outdoor job this summer?
Two years ago, SCLT received one of the largest grants in its history: nearly $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, to be spent over three years. The funds would provide training and other support for beginning farmers and help increase the acreage for food production in Rhode Island. SCLT would share funding with several local partners to achieve these objectives.
SCLT has been working in South Providence since 1981 to provide people access to land, education and other resources to enable them to grow their own food. We are actively expanding our work in Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cranston. As a youth staff member, you will help create community food systems where food is affordable, healthy, environmentally sustainable and culturally appealing.