Food Is Our Medicine | Youth Mentoring
The goal of the Youth Mentoring program is to receive traditional knowledge from knowledge holders, apply it, and show other youth how to apply it. The objectives of the group are to hold at least two 1-hour meetings per month. Each meeting will have ten youth (college, high school students) and ten younger children (middle school, elementary students) in attendance. One of two meetings will be set apart to understand and practice a traditional concept, and the other meeting to demonstrate that concept to ten younger community members (middle school, elementary students).
- 10 raised garden beds have been developed at the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) and the staff are currently incorporating gardening into every component of their curriculum.
- Grant opportunities are currently being explored for future gardening initiatives, to include a raised vegetable garden expansion and a Native Wildflower Meadow planting.