Since 2003, Seeds to Success has combined year-round, in-school business training and lifeskills education with a paid summer work experience for youth in at-risk communities. From September through June, youth in Glassboro High School receive training in a variety of work-related and health topics. During the summer, students apply this knowledge at our Seeds to Success youth farmstand.
In years past, Seeds to Success operated youth farmstands in Glassboro, Paulsboro and Woodbury. This year, funding cuts have limited our project. Our Glassboro youth farmstand--located in front of Glassboro High School on Bowe Boulevard--is the only youth farmstand in operation.
We're still open from 10:00 – 4:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We close for the season on August 7.
Seeds to Success extends beyond workforce preparation. The farmstands are a unique example of economic development in at-risk communities. Youth serve communities by bringing new business and affordable, nutritious foods to residents of Glassboro, Paulsboro and Woodbury. They accept WIC and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and food stamps, too.
The following video comes from USDA's Partners video magazine.