Save the Date: Amplify Austin is set for March 2 – 3, 2022! Between now and then, Urban Roots is amplifying youth stories that speak to the transformative power of food and farming. Urban Roots youth learn and practice the tools of effective leadership while growing fresh food for neighbors in need. We hope their stories will educate, resonate and inspire you.
This Amplify Austin Day, we’re inviting our community to invest in future leaders by helping us raise $15,000 to support the work of this summer’s youth farm programming. One youth’s chapter at Urban Roots can turn into a lifetime of leadership for our community. With your support, we can continue to uplift youth and support their leadership growth!
Gifts at every level will support leadership development by covering program costs from seeds to youth participation awards and help us expand our impact as we continue to grow on our South and East Austin farms. For more information on our Amplify Austin Day or to make your gift early, click here or visit amplifyatx.org/organizations/urban-roots-atx.
Each summer, the farm program unites a diverse group of 36 youth to learn and grow on the Urban Roots Farm. Young people age 14 to 17, many living in systematically under-resourced communities in Austin, spend 6 weeks strengthening life and leadership skills, building a unique, nourishing connection with food, and working hands-on to increase food access in our community.
Through the summer farm program, each youth has the opportunity for a transformational experience spending hundreds of hours on the farm, harvesting thousands of pounds of sustainably grown produce, participating in dozens of interactive workshops and cooking classes, and serving our neighbors in need through donating vegetables and volunteering at hunger relief agencies. Each program activity focuses on transferable life and leadership skills, personal health and wellbeing, and food justice values and knowledge that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Will you make a gift today in support of the 2022 summer farm program?
Featured Image Photographer Credit: Lauren Slusher Photography