I am more confident and aware, and I’ve decided a college route that will help me continue the work I do here. I feel like I’ve found my voice.
This year I have learned how to facilitate a conversation. The workshops we did have changed my perspective on how to approach people. I am different because I have improved my presentation skills.
Your mentor teaches you, and you also do things on your own and learn by yourself, and then you teach others what you know.
GROW Windham cultivates relationships and creates space for youth, community members, and food system partners to work together to build a stronger community and local food system.
Our focus areas include:
The Lauter Park Community Gardens, where youth and community members grow food for the community and host workshops, workdays, and community events;
The Windham Youth CORE Program (“Cultivating Opportunities, Resources, and Education”), that engages local high school students in youth-led community food enterprises through which they build their own skill-set for career and life experiences and build their community at the same time;
Congratulations to all the recipients of our 1st annual CommUNITY/ComUNIDAD Leaders Award!
~Malakai James Poulin, Windham Youth CORE Member