Youth Development

Our Youth Development programs are unique. We offer three paid job skills training programs, the Young Urban Farmers the Young Urban Builders and the Young Conservation Stewards  Each program provides paid training and education for high-school aged youth in Athens-Clarke County.

Our approach incorporates on-site training, exposure to new opportunities, leadership development and classroom education, that delivers both specialized and general job skills, and community involvement to help ensure that the next generation of leaders are invested in where they live. We work to  create personal connections between the youth in our programs and leaders in the community and the respective industries that are  vital  to increased job placement and social capital once they have graduated from their program.

Learn more about our programs below.

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Young Urban Farmers

YUF students focus on develop skills in sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and entrepreneurship & small business development.

Young Urban Builders

YUB students work on community-identified construction and rehabilitation projects in the West Broad neighborhood.

Young Conservation Stewards

YCS students work during the summer to develop job skills and work experience in the conservation field.