Our Program

grow dat empowered youth of new orleans

Annually, more than 50 youth participate in our Leadership and Advanced Leadership Programs, where through training and experience they learn skills related to our three curriculum pillars: Sustainable Farming, Food Justice, and Umoja (Unity or "I am We").


At Grow Dat, we live by the 4 R's of youth engagement.
1. Our work is relevant and meaningful.
2. Youth form positive relationships with peers and mentors.
3. We assume responsibility for ourselves and to our community.
4. Our work is rigorous; we support one another in reaching our goals and creating positive change.

Learn more about our ecosystem approach to youth development.