YAP! Youth Agriculture Project
Youth Agriculture Project is one of The Tutorial Center’s most popular and exciting programs. It brings together the best of all worlds: growing fresh healthy produce, essential job skills training for local youth, environmental sustainability & community involvement, plus support for local charitable health and human services organizations.
Since 2006, our Youth Agriculture Project has been providing at-risk youth ages 16-21 with opportunities to experience success as they develop transferable job and life skills through the growing, harvesting and marketing of plants and vegetable crops.
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Youth Agriculture Project positively impacts the lives of at-risk youth!
Although two thirds of YAP youth are high school dropouts, 89% choose to engage in education post program:
• 54% are now high school graduates!
• 35% are currently enrolled students
• 57% have gotten jobs
Youth Agriculture Project makes a difference in our community!
• Creation of educational gardens on the grounds of Mt. Anthony Union Middle School and Manchester Elementary-Middle School
• Donation of over 10,000 pounds of organic produce to Meals on Wheels and the needy
• Restoration of the historic Hiland Hall garden
• Streetscape flower maintenance for the local community college
• Creation of a natural outdoor children’s play area at Vermont Arts Exchange
• River clean-up work for the Walloomsac River
• Start-up of the Manchester Community Garden