Community Partnerships

Practice Makes Perfect

The Youth Empowerment Workshop Series is focused on developing essential skills connected to personal and academic success for students. Workshops are designed to inspire and empower youth while also equipping them with various skills that will guide them in making positive and productive decisions. Topics will include discussions on methodical goal setting and execution, overcoming obstacles and building resilience as well as critical and consequential thinking. Workshops will be implemented by Richard Celestin, Esq., an experienced attorney, educator and youth advocate with over a decade of proven work with youth in and around New York City.

Queens County Farm Museum

Future Foodies
Queens County Farm Museum
The Future Foodies is a 10-week afterschool program covering sustainability, gardening & plant science, composting & recycling, NYC history, and what we can learn from early New Yorkers that developed our city. Each session includes an activity, encouraging students to practically apply the knowledge they gain. All that is learned will come together for a culminating activity in which students plan a design for their own farm and share with the group what they learned and plan to grow.This program is delivered by educators from the Queens County Farm Museum. Farmed since 1697, it is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State. The program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. We appreciate the support of NYC Council Member Joann Ariola in making this program possible.