Kensington Youthmarket/Be a Kensington Teen Battle Chef!

Kensington Youthmarket/Be a Kensington Teen Battle Chef!

In partnership with GrowNYC’s Youthmarket and the non-profit organization Family Cook Productions, my office will be bringing a youth-run farm stand to Fort Hamilton Parkway between East 4th Street and East 5th Street this summer.

The farm stand will operate every Saturday from July 9th to October 29th, with 6 students paid $10 an hour to run the stand during that time period. Before becoming Youthmarket employees, students will receive training through Family Cook Productions’ Teen Battle Chef program. Teen Battle Chef empowers youth to challenge themselves, develop leadership, teamwork and culinary skills as well as gain nutrition knowledge and a new appreciation for diverse, healthy and sustainably-produced food. After 8 weeks of unpaid training, youth involved in the program will become Teen Battle Chefs, and will begin their paid work at the Youth Market.

If you or someone you know has leadership ability, are interested in cooking, living a healthy lifestyle and would like to learn more about the healthy food movement, please apply (an electronic version of the application is at the bottom of this page). The application deadline is Friday, April 22nd at 4pm.

The basic parameters of the program are:

  • Positions are available for incoming high school Sophmores, Juniors and Seniors. Students graduating high school in June 2011 are not eligible
  • Priority will be given to Kensington and Windsor Terrace residents, but students from all over Brooklyn are encouraged to apply
  • Trainings will be 2 hours every Friday night from May 6 – June 24th. The training period is unpaid
  • Participants will then be paid hourly to operate the Youthmarket every Saturday from July 9th – October 29th

This will be a fun, dynamic opportunity that will help young people empower their community. Please help us spread the word! Let us know if you have any questions by emailing kensingtonteenbattlechef [at] gmail [dot] com.

Kensington Teen Battle Chef and Youthmarket Application Kensington Teen Battle Chef--Flyer

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