CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

TEENS GROW REAL FOOD . . .

  • Teens plant, tend, and harvest fresh produce at two garden locations in Milwaukee.

  • Teens learn the science of growing food (photosynthesis, soil pH, etc.).

  • Teens assist Garden Coordinator in constructing planting beds.

. . . AND LEARN HOW TO EAT HEALTHY.

 

  • Teens discuss documentaries like Food Inc. and Fed Up.

  • Teens learn about healthy food economics and food justice issues.

  • Teens create photo essays documenting their personal healthy living goals and public service announcements about how food affects our minds, bodies, and spirits.

TEENS COOK THE FOOD THEY GROW . . .

  • Teens learn how to operate a kitchen (tools, equipment, safety, hygiene, etc.).

  • Teens compete in a Pizza Cook-off to demonstrate their understanding of healthy food choices.

  • Teens co-create a dinner with local chefs, preparing and serving the meal at an end-of-unit soiree for donors and other guests.

. . . AND TEND TO THEIR BODIES, MINDS, AND SPIRITS.

 

 

 

  • Teens tend their bodies with yoga practice and healthy food and drink choices while at work.

  • Teens tend their minds with thoughtful learning and frequent reflection.

  • Teens tend their spirits with daily mantras and breathing techniques.

THEY LEARN HOW TO LEAD . . .

  • Teens serve as role models and mentors to neighborhood children.

 

  • Teens take charge of their own stands at farmers markets during the summer.

  • Teens channel their inner entrepreneur and pitch, brand, market, and sell their own products.

. . . AND WHEN TO FOLLOW.

  • Teens practice active listening.

 

  • Teens receive training on how to be an effective role model for younger children, how to prepare meals, etc.  

  • Teens participate in team building exercises and ropes course challenges at Camp Minikani.

THEY RESPECT EACH OTHER . . .

  • Teens give and accept constructive feedback to their peers on a daily basis.

 

  • Teens collaborate and cooperate on group projects in the classroom and in the garden.

 

  • Teens recognize that to achieve the goals of the nine-month experience they will have to work together.

. . . AND RESPECT THEMSELVES, THEIR ABILITIES, AND THEIR POTENTIALS.

SO THAT THIS . . .

. . . CAN BECOME THIS!

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CORE PRINCIPLES ("ROOTS")

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GOALS ("BRANCHES")!