CitySprouts Middle School Program provides a unique opportunity for young people to experience the ecology of their local environment, starting with the school garden. Through our summer internships and after school clubs, middle schoolers explore the intersection of ecosystems, food systems and social systems in their community. Our program is designed to make positive changes in young peoples food systems knowledge and healthy food choice; deepen their interest in science, technology engineering, math (STEM); and build a foundation for healthy social emotional skills.
Read more about outcomes and evaluation in our latest Middle School Snapshot.
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Youth Leadership Team
Middle schoolers who have already participated in our programming are invited to join the first ever Youth Leadership Team! The team meets once a month throughout the school year and is a full year commitment. Youth help shape CitySprouts programming by giving feedback and testing new activities and recipes. They also embark on small group projects that allow them to further explore specific garden and food related interests of their own. To sign up click here. To ask questions email email@example.com.
After-School Program in Cambridge & Boston
CitySprouts’ after-school clubs for middle school youth are held at all four Cambridge Upper Schools as well as the Orchard Gardens Pilot School and the Higginson Lewis K-8 in Boston. Students explore STEM and social justice topics through experiences in the kitchen and the garden. This fall were offering our Culinary Engineering curriculum at Putnam Avenue Upper School, Rindge Avenue Upper Campus, and Orchard Gardens Pilot School. To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Program in Cambridge & Boston
CitySprouts tuition-free summer program is held at the four Upper Schools in Cambridge and one in Boston. In this month long internship youth take care of their school garden, go on field trips, cook lunch each day, explore the garden ecosystem, and create projects to address social justice issues in the food system and their community. Each intern who completes the internship receives $100 to mark what they’ve learned and the contributions they’ve made to their school and neighborhood. The internship is open to students who will be 11-14 years old during the summer program.