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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).

Erin Williams - 2019 Green Youth Farm Intern, Mentor
Greenbelt Forest Preserve


I really enjoy selling the produce.

Miguel Figueroa - Student
Green Youth Farm


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. 

Arissa Harris - Student
Green Youth Farm


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. 

Rebekah Synder - Executive Director of the Preservation Foundation
Lake County Forest Preserves


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. 

Cristobal - Student
Green Youth Farm

Results: 5 Testimonials found.

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