Youth Farm Project

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Mission: Growing Food to Develop Youth

Youth Farm Project provides year-round, youth development programming for youths ages 13 – 25, utilizing experiential education and training, sub-urban agriculture and gardens. We build youth leadership through planting, growing, preparing, and selling food. Youth Farm and Market Project is currently operational in Oyinadze in the Gomoa West and Ekumfi in the central region and Ada in the Greater Accra region.

Goals

Youth Farm and Market Project employs a unique progressive programming model, where the outcomes of each program. Our goals are consistent through each program:

  • Build Young Leaders
  • Promote Healthy Lifestyles
  • Develop & Nurture Healthy Relationships with communities

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Philosophy

  1. We believe strong youth make strong communities – Youth are responsible and essential members of the larger community and of AYONET as an organization.
  2. We value and honor the diversity within our communities – We work to create diverse spaces that honor and value all who are present within our communities.
  3. We believe in long term relationships – Relationships with youth and their families over time is the foundation for quality and impactful youth development.
  4. We value a sustainable approach to life and food – By engaging youth in physical activity, as well as the growing, distributing and eating of healthy local produce, we model a holistic approach to self and community.
  5. We believe in youth empowerment – Our locally focused work creates stronger communities and builds engaged young citizens. We support and partner with local businesses, grow local leaders, and provide meaningful job creation opportunities.

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Our work

Our work results in youth who have demonstrated strong work skills and are engaged in real and meaningful community work, who eat and appreciate a variety of healthy foods, who understand and can teach the processes of growing produce, who are physically active, and who are surrounded by supportive adults and a more engaged communities.

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