Every year, Austinites get to interact with the high school students involved with Urban Roots at local farmers markets or events on the farm.
This year, those interns have organized a Youth Food Jam, an event this weekend that is open to local high school students who are interested in learning more about food justice and youth leadership.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Garza Independence High School, the students will lead interactive workshops about social justice, food preparation and leadership skills. The Food Jam will feature a keynote address from author Raj Patel, live music from Austin hip-hop group Mindz of a Different Kind and breakfast and lunch.
The event is free and open to high-school-age youth, and attendees can sign up at urbanrootsatx.org. On the website, you can also find out more about applying for one of Urban Roots’ paid internships, which are open to those ages 14 to 17 and runs from March 5 to July 9. Applications are due Jan. 11.