Northshore Magazine

November 2014

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Enterprise ne takes places during the academic year for 42 weeks. The Root Crew is composed of 16 of the 60 young people who participated in the summer program. They are expected to put in two hours during the school week and time on Saturdays. They oversee "Serve and Grow Saturdays," leading volunteers through "a day on the farm." They also facilitate leadership and commu- nication development workshops, during which they practice their newly acquired public speaking and community outreach skills. "The Root Crew gives graduates of our previous programs the chance to become the drivers of change," notes Har- rison. "Through this hands-on process, these young people become advocates for a just and sustainable food system." During the winter months, they close the farms and transition into service work, which, Harrison says, "is an op- portunity to deepen their understanding of service." They may, for instance, serve Learning to Lead Seed Crew participants receive direction from crew leaders. El Toro Patented Perpetual Calendar. Self-winding movement. 18 ct rose gold case with ceramic bezel. Water-resistant to 100 m. Also available on leather strap. W W W . U LY S S E - N A R D I N . C O M

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