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.
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.