SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
Each summer, The Bridge supervises a team of college interns and AmeriCorp Members. These individuals help to prevent summer learning loss through educational programs, work alongside youth in the garden and coffee roasting, taking trips together, lunch programs and spending time together in the neighboorhoods. The Bridge enjoys working with community partners to enchance the summer program.
During the summer youth work alongside Bridge mentors and volunteers learning the rhythms of gardening, seeing seeds grow into veggie producing plants. Through Cultivate, they are engaged in planting seeds, raising seedlings, transplanting, weeding, maintaining, watering, and harvesting. They also help with (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture veggie subscription boxes
During the summer, youth can participate in activities to help prevent summer learning loss. This prevention education program includes hands-on activities, games, and reading. These activities take place at local parks, county fairs, The Bridge office and at the garden.