Applications for SOYL Youth Interns is now open: soyl internship 2015

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In lieu of SOYL Summer 2015 applications being open, we thought it could be helpful to give some personal insight into what the SOYL program actually means to our youth participants.

We asked SOYL intern graduates to reflect on the reasons they love SOYL so that we can share them with anyone who is considering our SOYL program.

Here’s what our youth have to say…

My favourite experience with SOYL was… harvesting vegetables. I felt a sense of achievement in growing these vegetables with my crew members. – Michelle (2014 intern)

My favourite experience with SOYL was… harvesting vegetables. I felt a sense of achievement in growing these vegetables with my crew members. – Michelle (2014 intern)

I love SOYL because… we visited different places on Community Day such as Hastings Urban Farm & Discovery Organics. – Rico (2014 intern)

I love SOYL because… we visited different places on Community Day such as Hastings Urban Farm & Discovery Organics. – Rico (2014 intern)

 liked to learn about gardening with my friends, I also liked to prepare the salads and then to bring them to SOYL and share with my friends. I also loved to be able to teach about the oyster mushrooms to the little kids. But in reality I liked everything that I did in SOYL. – Veronica (2014 intern)

liked to learn about gardening with my friends, I also liked to prepare the salads and then to bring them to SOYL and share with my friends. I also loved to be able to teach about the oyster mushrooms to the little kids. But in reality I liked everything that I did in SOYL. – Veronica (2014 intern)

I love SOYL for what it did for me. SOYL was a fun group responsibility that taught me many things I never knew about agriculture through a healthy experience in the sun. It gave me an opportunity to meet others and the community and a different way to think of the environment. It also gave me a lot of fresh vegetables, which was awesome. – Sebastian (2014 intern)

I love SOYL for what it did for me. SOYL was a fun group responsibility that taught me many things I never knew about agriculture through a healthy experience in the sun. It gave me an opportunity to meet others and the community and a different way to think of the environment. It also gave me a lot of fresh vegetables, which was awesome. – Sebastian (2014 intern)

I love SOYL because of the people. Everyone was always so kind and I made many wonderful friends. – Iris (2014 intern)

I love SOYL because of the people. Everyone was always so kind and I made many wonderful friends. – Iris (2014 intern)

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