Church Community Services kicks off annual Teen Growers Internship

(Photo Supplied/Church Community Services)

Church Community Services in Elkhart is kicking off its second year of the Teen Growers Internship.

The six-week internship allows six Elkhart teens the opportunity to practice gardening and job skills like leadership, teamwork, responsibility and communication while being outdoors.

The internship is part of the agency’s Seed to Feed program and is made possible with funding from Monogram Loves Kids Foundation and Beacon Health Systems.

Interns will have a chance to learn about gardening and topics like food injustice, food traditions, climate change and opportunities in agriculture.

The ongoing pandemic has changed the way the organization runs some parts of the program. Changes include reducing the number of participants to ensure social distancing is possible, daily temperature checks and masks.

Also, instead of traveling to local gardens and farms for weekly field trips, speakers will visit Church Community Services to speak to the teens outdoors.

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