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Youth leadership – Green summer jobs – NYC internships – Community gardens
We prepare diverse groups of youth for success by teaching them healthy living skills, the value of work, leadership, team work , sustainable agriculture, youth philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social justice, green business practices and community and civic engagement.
We teach underserved school children organic gardening skills, nutritional whole food cooking, literacy and environmental education that they can share with their families and community members.
We put in raised-bed gardens at faith communities, schools and other local organizations to increase the amount of healthy food available to alleviate hunger and promote food security.
Triskeles offers experiential programs for youth that give them tools, knowledge and encouragement to live their lives in ways that reflect sustainability at many levels.
- Food for Thought (summer) and Green Internships Programs (school year) give youth , ages 13-19, valuable organic gardening skills, nutrition and cooking experience and an introduction to the business world through a green summer job experience.
- New York City Sustainable Directions Internships provide a month-long paid NYC internship to urban youth who work in green and socially responsible businesses and non-profits.
- Career, Service and Artisan Internship placements give high school students opportunities for one-week internships that can fulfill school requirements.
Our Healthy Living For Children programs are Side by Side and Next Steps. They offer healthy activities, including farm visits, baking, crafts and literacy activities for 1st – 3rd graders, as well as youth environmental education sessions for 4th – 6th grade students. Both create opportunities for teens to mentor younger students and hone their youth leadership skills.
Our Healthy Communities activities focus on involving youth directly in activities which build and sustain the communities in which they live:
- Community Service and Youth Philanthropy activities show youth how to use their own energy and the energy of money to help create healthy communities.
- Food for All, a new project of Triskeles, will involve young people in creating raised bed community gardens to grow food for those in need.