YWCA Kalamazoo will create equitable opportunities for youth to learn about and be exposed to Sustainable Agriculture practices and careers through an overnight spring break camp at host site Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Youth will be immersed into elements of sustainable agriculture in a way that is relevant to their interests. Staff will utilize a project-based learning approach, being intentional about making the activities applicable to the lives of the youth being served. TechGYRLS Sustainable Agriculture Overnight Camp will eliminate barriers for 20 young girls who otherwise would not have access to Sustainable Agriculture experiences.
Project objectives from proposal:
YWCA Kalamazoo TechGYRLS Sustainable Agriculture Overnight Camp seeks to demonstrate relevance of sustainable agriculture in the lives of youth being served. The camp will create positive experiences related to sustainable agriculture, in particular the use of technology, careers in science and agriculture and establish a connection between the farm and food on the table. With these skills, youth can support themselves, friends, family, and community members in addressing barriers they may be experiencing.