Youth Leadership

Farm and Food Leaders Internship Program

ffl_pdfcaptureORIS is proud to offer a land and market based agricultural internship program for teenaged youth living in greater Manchester and the greater Concord, NH areas. Founded in 2012, the program provides teens with job training, leadership development skills, and agricultural production and marketing experience.

Farm and Food Leaders Interns harvest and sell produce, support NASAP refugee farmers, and conduct community outreach activities. Interns also engage in meaningful workshops and conversations about food justice and sustainability issues. They discuss how to dismantle racism, how to create access to local healthful food in low-income communities, and how interns and their families can impact the food system and eat healthier foods.

This intensive summer internship is offered in partnership with several Manchester high schools, and is supported by the My Turn and NH-JAG programs. For more details and information on how to apply, contact our office at (603) 296-0443 or find out about applying on-line on our student web site.


Computer and Communications Program

ORIS is pleased to offer a 4 week training program in Web Design & Social Media Communication skills called Elements of Web Deisgn. The class, which is offered in both Manchester and Concord, offers youth the opportunity to build skills necessary for high school, further education, and future employment.

Youth participants gain the technology skills to make them competitive in the 21st century workforce. Using their new skills, they create websites and blogs to inspire their own creativity as well as educate the public on refugee cultures, histories, and relevant issues within their communities. For more information visit our student/teacher web site built on the student platform.