Youth Leaders

Garden Warriors who demonstrate maturity and commitment to succeeding in school are invited to join our year-round Youth Leaders Program. The Youth Leaders Program is an opportunity for Native youth to take leadership in the community around nutrition, health and food justice issues.

We work together to become advocates and examples for our community and reconnect to a traditional relationship with our food.

Past and present Youth Leaders activities include:

  • Discussions on Food Justice and connections to a larger movement
  • Re-introductions to healthy and Indigenous foods at community events such as powwows, the Indigenous Food Tasting, and conferences
  • Preparing the DWH Youth Leaders Cookbook
  • Participation in chef internships through Gatherings Cafe, allowing youth to practice and grow their knowledge of preparing Indigenous foods