Williams, who lives with her mom in Waukegan, serves as a role model for about 20 area high school students working to plan, sow, tend and harvest a 1.25-acre sustainable farm located within Greenbelt Forest Preserve (North Chicago).
I really enjoy selling the produce.
The sale of produce is really fun. I also enjoy harvesting. The group works hard. I really like how we have all come together like a family to get the job done. No one slacks off. We stick together.
The program addresses an array of life lessons and life skills. It's a trifecta. You have kids getting jobs, spending quality time with mentors and providing healthy food for the community.
This place to me has been nothing but the best. I learned what it's like to have a paid work experience while at the same time gaining guidance and job skills training. This job I feel has prepared me mentally and physically for my real-world tasks.