Get Rooted Youth Leadership Program – applications due May 23, 2016 (extended)

The application deadline has been extended to Monday, May 23, 2016.

Richmond Food Security Society’s Get Rooted Youth Leadership Program

Do you believe that every person has the right to access healthy, sustainable, and local food? Do you believe that food is an important part of our lives and culture? Do you want to know how our food choices impact our local community and the environment? And most importantly, do you believe that you can make a difference?

If you are a youth living in Richmond, between 16-25 years old, and have a passion for food security advocacy, leadership, team-work, and igniting ideas into community actions, Get Rooted is the program for you! The Get Rooted Youth Leadership Program provides Richmond youth with unique and fulfilling opportunities to:

  • Attend expert-led educational workshops
  • Volunteer with different community organizations
  • Facilitate impactful, tangible community action projects

You will be fighting hunger and increasing local food production. You will be empowered to become food security advocates and educators in your community. You will be a great candidate for Get Rooted if you are:

  • 16-25 years old
  • A resident of Richmond
  • Passionate about improving local food systems and food security through social and environmental change
  • A strong team player who embraces new ideas and diversity
  • Excited about being connected with like-minded peers and mentor

For details about this opportunity, please check out the Get Rooted 2016 poster and the Get Rooted 2016 Call for Applications updated Get Rooted 2016 Call for Applications Рposter, info, application form

To Apply: Please email an electronic or scanned written copy of your completed application form (and your resume, optional but recommended) to by 11:59 PM, May 11, 2016.

Please save your application in this format: GR2016_application_FirstName LastName Please save your resume in this format: GR2016_resume_FistName LastName

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