Cultivate Hope Youth Development Program

Spend your summer working on an urban farm, volunteering in the community, and developing job skills. Apply for our Cultivate Hope Youth Development Program.

The program is open to students 14 to 17 years old.

Download the brochure

Download the application

Download the reference form

More Than a Summer Job

When you join Cultivate Hope Youth Development Program, you’ll earn money ($8.25 per hour!), but you’ll gain more than that. This isn’t a typical high school summer job. You can expect to:

  • Improve your communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Work with staff who help you set and reach personal goals
  • Learn about the food system and food-related social justice issues
  • Gain new perspectives on community service, food justice, diversity, and more
  • Make new friends

Work on an Urban Farm

Connect with the land and grow organic produce while working on the Cultivate Hope Urban Farm (437 G Ave NW). Enjoy spending time outdoors while being active in the garden.

Serve Your Community

Spend one day each week at a hunger-relief organization. You’ll prepare or distribute food, depending on the organization’s needs.

2019 Program Dates

June 24 to August 8, 2019
Monday through Thursday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Casual Dress Code

As a member of the Cultivate Hope Youth Development program, you’ll wear:

  • Cultivate Hope T-shirt (provided by us)
  • Closed-toe shoes


To apply for a spot in the program:

  • Fill out and submit an application before April 27, 2019
  • Ask an adult who is not related to you to complete a reference form
  • Attend an interview (we’ll contact you to set up a time and place)

Download the application

Download the reference form

Contact Us

If you have questions, email Laura Greig or call 319-362-2214, Ext. 115.