Our keynote speaker this year is Dominic Frongillo, who has been recognized as one of the youngest elected officials in New York State and is an engaging and inspiring speaker on how young people can make a difference.
Workshops will include:
- Youth Leadership and Change-maker Skills
- School Gardens
- Hunger 101
- Junk Food Safari
- Food Careers Beyond Chefs and Farmers
- Snack Attack
- Farm to School
The day will conclude with each team doing some action planning for a project they can take back to their school or community. Past projects have included things like school gardens, changed menus in school cafeterias, and support to local food pantries or free will dinners.
If you missed it last week, our intern, Anna, wrote a great four-part blog series on the school gardening program at Keene Central Schools. You can find it, in its entirety, here. The Keene story really illustrates what students, faculty, and food service staff can accomplish when they share a vision and work together!
Find more information on the Youth Summit, including registration forms for a school team, here.