Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Apprenticeship Model is an essential part of building and sustaining our future—organizationally and systemically. Employing the very individuals and young minds who have experienced Good School Food throughout their school careers inspires and drives our work moving forward. It creates opportunities for students to grow and lead the work (and our community) long-term.
Each year, a select group of Woodlawn High School students have the opportunity to participate in a paid apprenticeship for course credit. In this High School Apprenticeship, students manage a 2-acre urban farm on their school’s campus and sell the food they grow directly to residents of the Woodlawn community.
Graduate Apprentices work alongside Instructors and Farm Managers to co-deliver
Good School Food instruction and manage our Teaching Farms. Apprentices receive personalized wraparound services to ensure the highest level of personal and professional development and future success in post-secondary education or professional pathways.