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Youth Garden Educator

Community Crops
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The member will be responsible for nutrition and garden educational plans, administering of lessons, and representing Community Crops at all youth events and fairs to expand education on obesity reduction in the community.

Service Activities

1. Maintain the gardens at Mickle, Dawes, Prescott and Everett School, by weeding, watering and providing general maintenance
2. Plan lessons and activities on food and gardening topics and are suited for K-12 aged students
3. Administer lessons and activities to youth at all schools on a weekly basis
4. Coordinate with teachers, administrators, and CLC staff as needed to plan activities and lessons
5. Maintain youth program supplies
6. Assist with developing curriculum, tours and expansion of youth program to new school sites
7. Represent Crops at youth events and fairs in the community
8. Organize volunteers to assist with maintenance of school garden sites
9. Engage parents and residents near schools to build a strong network of support for the gardens
10. Promote youth gardens to local groups and individuals through presentations, booths and marketing information, to find new gardeners and develop new community partnerships that will support the Youth Garden Program.

Community Need Addressed

K-8 students will learn about growing and cooking fresh vegetables

Position Outcomes

The education will reduce obesity in kids.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Training

Skills you will gain

CPR, working with kids, gardening

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 3

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