Building Youth Power

A group photo of some of the WYC members

The Windham Youth Core

The Windham Youth CORE is a diverse team of dedicated youth from local area high schools who earn money while working to promote access to healthy food in the community. Membership involves a combination of paid workdays, volunteer projects, skill-building and social justice workshops, and community events.

WYC members working in the Thread City Garden
WYC garden workday
WYC members working in the garden with the Garden Manager

Windham Youth CORE members:

  • Create hands-on projects that have a real impact on the community
  • Develop leadership and workforce skills that sets youth up for success
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners 
Want to be a part of the Windham Youth CORE?

There are many ways you can become a part of our Youth CORE family. For those looking to hold a paid position we offer both academic year and summer program options. The Academic Year Program runs from September through May. Program members meet a few days a week after school and on the weekend, participating in workshops and community events. The Summer Program runs for six weeks in July-August. Members work 12-15 hours per week and earn minimum wage.In both programs the opportunity to grow into a position of leadership is present. In fact, many of our returning members hold positions as mentors, facilitators, and interns. We are flexible so if none of these options works for you contact us! We also offer several volunteer opportunities.​

How to apply:If any of the above information interests you we encourage you to apply, volunteer, or come check us out. For those interested in a paid position, please come to our office/Youth Space at 872 Main Street. Or you can reach out to Aliyah Lacombe, our Youth Program Coordinator at or use our contact form to learn more.

NOTE: For the Summer Program, you must FIRST apply to the State-Funded Youth Employment Program via this Application! We look forward to hearing from you! Come grow with us!

The Windham Youth Network

The Windham Youth Network is a youth-led movement sponsored by GROW Windham. The Windham Youth Network deals with issues affecting youth in our community, proactively looking for solutions and holding adults accountable to creating the change we seek, and most importantly: we have fun while doing it!

WYN memebers facilitating a WYN event
WYN Cupcake Wars event
WYN members getting ready to canvass on Main St.

Windham Youth Network members:

  • Are advocating for youth in our community
  • Building relationships with key partners in our communities to help make change
  • Develop leadership, activism and problem-solving skills
Want to be a part of the WYN?

How to apply:
Please reach out to or come into our office/Youth Space at 872 Main Street. You can also reach out to Yary Rivera, Community Academy Coordinator at GROW Windham and WYN Mentor for more info at