Come out and join us this Monday November 7th for our next community meeting. This month’s meeting with feature three guest speakers on diversity and food security. Also, because you asked us, our November meeting will be a chance for you to learn about how you can get involved in each of our exciting TYFPC committees such as social media, the journal, events, research and policy, and more! Come one and come all, youth or those feeling youthful, and invite your friends to come too.
Metro Hall, 55 John St., Room 308, 6pm-8pm. RSVP here
Bios of our Guest Speakers
Since 2007, the Cultivating Youth Leadership Program has provided over 100 youth with employment, training and African centred leadership development opportunities. The program outreaches to African descendant youth ages 16-25. Throughout Spring training and the Summer growing season, CYL prepares and nurtures youth using land as a vehicle to develop healthy individuals for healthy communities. The CYL Program is an opportunity for youth to learn about organic food, the food production system, the natural environment and community development, with hands-on practical urban farm/garden work and civic engagement activities. CYL’s program activities also include vegan cooking and nutrition sessions, employability skills training, food vending at community markets, creative arts, field trips, and activism in food justice. Food is grown via AFB’s Ujamaa Farmers’ Collective (McVean Farm in Brampton ON and and Black Creek farm in Toronto), as well as at various community and back-yard garden sites. These activities seek to familiarize youth with their food, culture, farm/garden, and greater natural environment. Most of all the CYL Program is a way to discover and attain for higher knowledge of self as Diasporic Africans, and our ancestral connection to food. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-248-5639.
2. Xuan-Yen Cao
3+ Years as Garden and Food Educator at Green Thumbs Growing Kids