Youth Services

Farm and Food Leaders Internship Program

ORIS is proud to offer a hands-on, experiential agricultural internship program for teenage youth living in the greater Manchester area. 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 new American 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 email our Youth Program Coordinator, Ameenah Shabazz, at

Computer and Communications Program

ORIS has previously offered a 4 week training program in Web Design & Social Media Communication skills called Elements of Web Deisgn. The class offers youth the opportunity to build skills necessary for high school, further education, and future employment. Please check back for updates on future course dates.

In this course, 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 relevant issues within their communities. For more information visit our student/teacher web site built on the student platform.