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  1. Rajeev Rupani
  2. http://iuse.bc.edu/
  3. Senior Research Associate
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  5. Boston College
  1. George Barnett
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  3. Professor
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  5. Boston College
  1. David Blustein
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  3. Professor
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  5. Boston College
  1. Belle Liang
  2. Professor
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  4. BC Lynch School of Ed & Human Devel
  1. Marcello Rossi
  2. SPS Changemakers Manager
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  4. Springfield MA Public Schools, Boston College
  1. Allison White
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  3. BC Lynch School of Ed & Human Devel
  1. Catherine Wong
  2. https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/our-community/urban-outreach.html
  3. Director, Urban Outreach Initiatives
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  5. Boston College

Change Makers: Urban Youth Food Justice Ambassadors

NSF Awards: 1713460

2019 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Overview

This CHANGE MAKERS project engages youth in developing and implementing a Food Justice (FJ) program using a tiered mentoring model in which high school youth will support middle school youth in learning the interdisciplinary science of hydroponics and managing an urban hydroponic farm. In crafting this work, high school students and alumni of our current Urban HydroFarmers program argued strongly to design a program that would enable them to engage and empower younger students in learning about Food Justice and hydroponics. To that end, our youth strongly encouraged the project team to focus on engaging middle school youth. Working with our partners, we will develop and implement a Food Justice (FJ) program using a cross-age, near peer, tiered mentoring model, where high school youth will support middle school youth in learning the interdisciplinary science of hydroponics while they grow crops in their urban hydroponic farms. Specifically, we are establishing Food Justice Ambassador corps across the cities of Boston, Waltham, Worcester, and Springfield consisting of high school youth who will mentor and teach middle school youth in after-school settings. In doing this work, youth will create foodscapes to visualize their own food access, conduct geospatial analysis of food deserts in their communities, and establish urban hydroponic farms that they are guiding and supporting middle school youth from their communities in learning to manage. 

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