STEAM Leadership Academy: A Leadership Training program that extends opportunities for young scholars to develop leadership and recreation skills while giving program support to mentors and academic staff.
Our strategic program puts young leaders in the driver's seat and gives them the power to plan, implement, and witness the full impact of a program designed for them. Our young leaders bring new strategies, skills, and initiatives to solve the community's challenging issues.
Our Junior Ambassadors help keep leadership programmers feeling successful while working cooperatively with staff and other volunteers. Collectively we provide a well-structured, safe and fun environment. We model enthusiastic and desirable behavior, assist with behavior management, and offer assistance freely wherever needed.
Striving to impact our young people positively, we partner with community partners and advocacy groups that empower youth while helping them to become positive role models and leaders in their community.
Educational efforts will target both businesses and residents. To achieve this goal, A.C.T.I.O.N. leaders will coordinate such efforts with the Community Outreach personnel and related government agencies to execute and promote education efforts.
Georgia Agriteen Network is a youth-driven initiative operated by local high school students to meet the need for more minority youth to explore Agri-business and career opportunities open to a new generation of Ag entrepreneurs.
Agriteens introduces high schools to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-driven career paths in agriculture, agribusiness, agritourism, agritech, and natural resources management.
Our grassroots efforts aim to reduce the negative impact of poverty, eliminate the economic stresses that create food deserts, and increase the employable STEAM skills, financial literacy, and business revenues of farmers to integrate our farmlands into our purpose-built communities model.
Most urban gardens are targeted toward lower grades, and fewer examples exist in high school programs, despite evidence that they can benefit this age group.
Literature reviews report a need for a more rigorous quantitative evaluation of garden-based programs connecting programmatic activities to positive outcomes that can be used to maximize benefits and inform policy. In addition, school gardens tend to be concentrated in high-resource schools, and more needs to be done to bring these experiences to underserved schools.
Our Agriculture initiative introduces traditional growing practices, green energy alternatives, and sustainable practices to help citizens understand how local, state, and national lawmakers play a part in creating, regulating, and enforcing rules that govern agriculture, food distribution & natural resources by industry.
Even though Georgia is a leader in Agriculture, students tend to shy away from agriculture. One of the common misconceptions about this field is that it is limited to farming and animal husbandry only. Our challenge has been to find engaging and innovative ways to show youth and young adults that agriculture provides a wide range of career and business opportunities for minority youth, next-generation farmers, and young entrepreneurs.
Through our signature Ag Fairs, NWIAA Prosperity Programs and community involvement growth strategies (CIGS), information is given to students who have never heard of career or entrepreneurial opportunities within this sector.