Founded in 1995 by David Brant and Karen Lehman, Youth Farm is a non-profit organization which provides farming programs to youth ages 9-24.
The purpose of these programs is to teach, through farming, leadership and promote healthy bodies and minds.
Youths plant, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables to feed families in the community, hold community dinners and other neighborhood events.
This non-profit uses this model that advances with the youth to challenge them using projects and leadership opportunities.
Youth Farmers – ages 9 to 11
All Stars – ages 12 to 13
Project LEAD – ages 14 to 18
Farm Stewards – ages 19 -24
Their website states, “We farm to build youth of character”
You can make a donation to this non-profit by
Smart Givers Network
General Mills Foundation
Best Buy Children’s Foundation
*Disclaimer – This post is for general information only and part of the Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge (April 2016). I am not affiliated with or endorse this non-profit organization. Please use caution when donating online.
More A to Z Challenge Non-Profit Organization Posts (2016)
A is for A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure
B is for Bat Conservation International
D is for Dads’ Make A Difference
G is for Gateway Cancer Research
H is for Hadley Institute For The Blind And Visually Impaired
N is for National Association of Injured And Disabled Workers
T is for Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
V is for Volunteer Lawyers Network
W is for Wreaths Across America
What a great program! This is so important for children to learn. We started a garden at our school and for most of the students it was the first time they had anything to do with growing anything. And we got to harvest and eat the food we grew and the students helped prepare the meals. These are the life skills that will improve their lives forever!
I really like the concept of this organization. I wish they taught this as a class at all schools.
If more kids worked on the farms maybe they’d have a better appreciation of life. Great post. I wrote on Southern Foods and Memories
They would have to put down their video controllers first…lol I think gardening should be a class taught at school. I bet most of the kids would enjoy it.