City Farm SLO opens applications for Youth Workshops

City Farm SLO is accepting applications until Sunday for its Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), offering eight educational sessions from March 5 to April 30.

The program is designed for teens from all walks of life on the Central Coast, in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County.

Eight educational sessions will be held from March 5 to April 30 and will cover health and wellness, leadership and team development, and career and college readiness.

After their workshops, participating students spend 90 minutes per session learning practical skills in sustainable agriculture for which they are paid up to $200.

The application deadline for incoming students is this Sunday. Applicants must be between 14 and 17 years old.

Participants must have transportation to and from City Farm SLO at 1221 Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo. Preference will be given to students who can attend all sessions.

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City Farm SLO is recruiting the Spring Cohort for its Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). Applications are due Sunday, February 20, 2022. Courtesy leaflet

YEP graduates are eligible to apply for a paid agricultural internship with City Farm SLO.

City Farm is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable farming practices and fosters a community of diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Workshop details are available in Spanish and English. For more information, visit cityfarmslo.org/yep or contact [email protected] with any questions.

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A program organized by City Farm SLO for teenagers offers agricultural education and leadership skills. Courtyard of City Farm SLO

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Nick Wilson covers the city of San Luis Obispo and has been a reporter for the San Luis Obispo Tribune since 2004. He also writes regularly on K-12 education, Cal Poly, Morro Bay and Los Osos. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley and is originally from Ojai.

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