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Reminder: Conf. Opportunity for Youth!

  • Subject: [cg] Reminder: Conf. Opportunity for Youth!
  • From: Amanda Blaine <ablaine@thefoodproject.org>
  • Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 10:36:32 -0500

Note: deadline to apply is THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6. It is not too late to
contact us if you are interested.


Applications are now available for youth participation in the Kellogg
Foundation¹s Food and Society Conference at

The Food Project (TFP) is partnering once again with the W.K. Kellogg
Foundation to create a significant and meaningful youth presence at this
year's 2004 Food and Society (FAS) Conference from April 19th ­ 22rd, 2004
in Squaw Valley, California.  This collaboration is part of TFP¹s BLAST
(Building Local Agricultural Systems Today) Initiative.   BLAST¹s mission is
to develop a network of young leaders who will build and advocate for
sustainable, community-based food systems around the country and around the

You are invited to nominate a youth/young adult team to participate in the
conference.  If selected, your team would join others from around the
country for a Pre-Conference Training & Networking Day on April 19th and for
special workshops during the proceedings that will help youth and young
adults get the most out of the conference.  The Pre-Conference activities
will include communications and leadership training, sharing of models and
practices, tours of local projects, and team-building. All lodging, meal and
local transportation costs will be covered in full. Airfare or other travel
costs may be subsidized by scholarships.
Download applications from our website,
<http://www.thefoodproject.org/newtfp/misc/cfsc.shtml>. Applications are due
by this Friday, February 6th. We ask that you try to contact us beforehand ,
even if you are not sure you are going to apply (but please feel free to
submit an application even if you haven¹t contacted us yet). If you have
questions please contact Anim Steel or Amanda Blaine at The Food Project:
781-259-8621 x22, or email ablaine@thefoodproject.org.

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