Youth Programs

SUMMER YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Keep Growing Detroit (KGD) wants to help train a new generation of good food advocates! Each year in partnership with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, KGD employs a team of youth to work along side our staff to learn the skills that it takes to grow food and gain an appreciation for fresh, sustainably grown produce. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis training will take place online this year. The ideal candidate for the Apprenticeship will be hardworking, open to learning new things, and excited about serving their community. 

Each youth will receive a stipend up to $1,000 to progress through a series of online benchmarks that will guide them on a good food journey. From understanding how our current food system came to be to learning basic gardening and cooking skills they can use their entire life. If you are or will be a youth aged 14-24 (by July 1st), living in the City of Detroit and eager to take this journey with Keep Growing Detroit, please apply below. 

This summer apprenticeship runs July 5th- August 6th.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 10TH, BY MIDNIGHT. 

Potential candidates may be asked to do a virtual interview the week of May 11th. Proof of Detroit residency will be REQUIRED for this program. For questions please CONTACT US. 

ACADEMIC YEAR YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Our academic year leadership development program supports past youth Apprentices with continuing training and skill development to help them to take their leadership to the next level. Youth that complete the program are encouraged to return to the Apprenticeship program as peer mentors and educators in the form of Crew Leaders and Fellows. Participating youth meet three times a month on average from October through May and receive a stipend for participation. 

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