Life Lab

Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

An Introduction to Youth Empowerment for Educators Working with High School-Age Youth

Audience

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.

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Workshop Description

Food What VideoIn 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

Learn …

* 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

Discuss …

* 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

 

Participant Comments

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

 

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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 education@lifelab.org.

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Life Lab has been the most innovative and relevant organization in this field. From providing the best curriculum to their cutting edge professional development, we have relied on Life Lab as our go to organization for support, ideas, and collaboration.
Rachel PringleSenior Director of ProgramsEducation Outside
Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.
Erica CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps
Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.
Sheila BrickenKindergarten TeacherSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary
Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.
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