The TFFJ Farm and Outreach After-School Program

Basic Program Structure

Program: Curricular Day

  • STEM subjects aligned to:
    • AP Environmental Science: Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
    • Living Environment: Introduction to Biology
    • Health: Introduction to Nutrition
    • All Middle School Science Courses
  • 10 – 25 middle school or high school students
  • Approximate Duration: Full NYC DOE school year
  • Teachers utilize the farm space to teach STEM lessons that align to New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards
  • Students participate in seeding, transplanting and harvesting, and distributing produce to be served in their cafeterias and local communities.

Program: After-school Apprenticeship

  • Apprenticeship subjects include:
    • Food Justice: Building equitable food systems driven and owned by members of the community
    • Social Entrepreneurship: Building and managing a farm market business
    • Nutrition: Culinary and Nutrition Education
    • Advocacy: Digital Advocacy and Direct Engagement with Policymakers
  • 15 middle or high school students
  • Approximate Duration: Full NYC DOE school year
    • Hydroponics and Social Entrepreneurship (Fall Semester)
    • Advocacy and Food Justice (Spring Semester)
  • Meeting Frequency: Weekly after-school along with special trips for outreach events or to participate in advocacy or leadership
  • Students participate in the ongoing maintenance of the farm during each session and follow a unique curriculum developed by the TFFJ staff
Build and Prep
Grow and Learn
Harvest and Lead

Empowering Teens Feeding Communities Building a Healthy Sustainable Future