Educational & Youth Programs


The Food Warriors Youth Development Program

We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience
creates unity. - Malcolm X

Our DBCFSN Food Warriors program engages young people in activities designed to teach them all aspects of the food system – from food justice and environmental awareness to agriculture techniques and healthy food preparation. Its purpose is to develop a sense of agency in our youth so that they become empowered to make decisions around food that is healthy and beneficial not only to them, their families, and their communities as a whole but also to the sustainability of the environment for generations to come.

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Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance.  - John Henrik Clarke

The Food N’Flava Program introduces young people ages 14-16 to food systems literacy from a lens of self-reliance and Black food sovereignty. Youth engage in nutrition education classes that focus on empowering them to identify and make healthy food choices even when faced with limited options, such as school meals. Participants gain entrepreneurial skills through the development, marketing, and sale of a value-added product.

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