Growing Healthy, Strong, Inspired Teens
An Introduction to Youth Empowerment for Educators Working with High School-Age Youth
Anyone interested in youth empowerment and/or working with teens in a farm or garden setting.
Location and Cost
Life Lab's Garden Classroom and FoodWhat Youth Farm on the UC Santa Cruz Campus: $150/participant.
In this dynamic workshop, you will learn how to engage and work with teens using a youth empowerment model. Though hands-on activities, you will gain tools for tone-setting, exploring youth voice, and working with teens in a garden or cooking setting. We will offer best practices, curriculum, pedagogy and fun from the FoodWhat program.
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Key Workshop Components
* Ways to engage and empower teens in their lives and in the classroom
* Strategies and communication tools for group and classroom management
* Effective team building, cooking, nutrition and gardening activities for students
* Methods and curriculum for supporting healthy food choices
* A youth empowerment approach to working with teens
* How to apply a youth empowerment philosophy to different teaching environments
* The use of food, cooking, nutrition, and gardening as an engaging educational tool for many disciplines
Take home …
* Best practices and curriculum from FoodWhat
* Healthy recipe ideas for the classroom
* Optional: 1 unit of semester credit available per day
This workshop was very relevant. You know your students and have real relationships with them (not just an outside facilitator with no working knowledge). – Workshop Participant, 2010
The facilitation was great. You used effective communication sharing both your successes and challenges with the material, and created good discussion on how to be innovative with each topic.- Workshop Participant, 2010
All workshops require advanced registration and deposit.
To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-3833 or email us at email@example.com.