Empowering Youth: Updates on Urban Roots Youth Leaders

Urban Roots youth leaders have been hard at work this past month developing their leadership skills, deepening their food justice understanding, engaging in hunger relief work, and more! Keep reading for more updates on both our youth programs. 

Food & Leadership Fellowship

Fellows continued to put their leadership skills to work by hosting a variety of groups in November! Youth continued to positively impact our hunger relief efforts by helping to put together the final produce boxes of the season for The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative’s Wheelie Good Shares program and Go Austin! Vamos Austin¡. Fellows also heard from a special Guest Speaker, world-renowned Food Justice Advocate Raj Patel, to discuss food access work. The fellowship is drawing to a close, and we look forward to sharing details about the end of their program after the new year! 

South Austin Internship

South Austin Interns have started putting their block walking skills to use! They have distributed flyers to over 300 homes in the Dove Springs area in hopes of meeting more residents who are excited about getting involved with Urban Roots. Last month, interns also completed workshops that help them have deeper conversations about equitable food access. In preparation for more farm time in January, interns spent some time brushing up on public speaking and leading groups. The South Austin Internship will take a break for the holidays, and we can’t wait to reconnect with Urban Roots youth leaders in January!

More to Come After the New Year!

We look forward to sharing more updates about Urban Roots youth and their progress in 2022! In the meantime, we are currently seeking applications for the Spring Food & Leadership Fellowship. Learn more about the opportunity and/or apply here by Friday, January 21st. Plus, Urban Roots is also accepting applications for a new Communications Internship position until Friday, January 14th. Learn more here.

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