Teen Empowerment & Leadership

Six-Week Summer Program with Work Experience

We are excited to offer twelve young people (ages 15 to 18) the opportunity to participate in a six-week empowerment and leadership program this summer at the American River Ranch. We will select a diverse group of teens who are interested in hands-on work experience, a chance to make new friends, develop leadership and learn important life skills. Fun outdoor group activities will be planned for Fridays. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, our summer interns will help out in the kitchen, on the farm, in the greenhouse and flower gardens and provide support for events and youth programs.


There is still time to apply and receive scholarships. Submit applications by June 13.

Online applications available: May 15 through June 13.
Applications and scholarship requests: due on or before June 13.
Interviews and selection process: June 6 to 14.
Orientation and reception: Friday, June 15 from 7 to 8:30pm.
Graduation celebration: Friday, August 3, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Week 1 6/20 6/22 6/23
Week 2 6/27 6/29 6/30
Week 3 off 7/4* 7/6 7/7
Week 4 7/11 7/13 7/14
Week 5 7/18 7/20 7/21
Week 6 7/25 7/27 7/28
Week 7 8/1
*Hours for Wed., July 4 will be made up on Wed., Aug. 1

Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 9am to 1pm and Friday 9am to 3pm.

Benefits and Incentives:
• Healthy lunch and snacks each day
• $15 Soil Born bucks to buy produce at our Farmstand every Saturday
• Letter of recommendation
• Work experience
• Fulfills community service requirements
• Personal growth
• Gift card for completing the program

Fee: $250 (Scholarships are available with support from US Bank.)

Apply Now >>
Applications due on or before June 13, 2018. Please download the interactive PDF to your computer. Fill it out, save your work and email completed form to Alyssa Kassner >>

For more information, contact Alyssa >>