Youth Opportunities

Since the 2016 season, we have employed and mentored 25 Worcester resident immigrant, refugee, or marginalized youth (or children of immigrants and/or refugees), through the Black Seed Farmers Market. The youth are trained in how to set up a farmers market, engage with customers around access to local food and food preparation, complete sales transactions, and track progress on market day. A number of youth have stayed with the market after their summer tenure to volunteer for the market, and some have returned each summer to take on more leadership in managing the market independently.

We strive to provide more leadership opportunities for refugee, immigrant, and other marginalized youth in Worcester. Help us to sustain these opportunities for youth in our community by making a donation here.