Programming

Workshops

4 Hour Program Layout
• Introduction, Program layout, & Ag intro presentation (30 mins)
• Activity rotating breakout sessions (Workshops) (2 hr.)
• Ag Business presentation and Farm to Table Lunch (1 hr.)
• End Game Jeopardy style review game (30 mins)
• Conclusion, Post assessment survey/ Adjournment (30 mins)
4.5 hrs. programming +
1.5 hr. Set-up 6 hrs. Total


Full 8 Hour Program Layout
• Introduction, Program layout, & Ag intro presentation (Breakfast) (1 hr.)
• Transition (5 mins)
• Activity breakout sessions (Workshops) (1 hr.)
• Transition (5 mins)
• Activity breakout sessions (Workshops) (1 hr.)
• Ag Business presentation and Farm to Table Lunch (1 hr.)
• Transition (10 mins)
• Activity breakout sessions (Workshops) (1 hr.)
• Transition (5 mins)
• End Game Jeopardy style review game (with Cash prizes) (30 mins)
• Conclusion, Post assessment survey/ Adjournment (30 mins)
7 Hours Programming +

1-hour Set-up 8 hrs. total

BASICS FOR YOUNG BOSSES PRODUCTION CAMP

Program for 4th to 8th graders

At the end of the program, the student participants will have produced or gained:

  • Financial Literacy
  •       Children’s book written and illustrated and copyrighted by student
  •         An audio and video project created by the students
  •      Clothing article designed and produced by the students
  •    Full experience of planning, preparing, and planting a variety of gardens
  •         Experience in event planning for awards ceremony where students are recognized for their work

Production and Service Projects:

•          Educational Text Book Project: Book publishing project where participants will be given hands on experience in the process of writing a book. These will be kids’ books with minimal words and creative visuals which would be created by the students. This project will give them space to be creative as well as experiencing the process of book production. The students will be put into teams and the instructor will moderate during the sessions and assist in areas where the students need. The goal is to get them to take ownership of the project which they will receive a hard copy as well as recognition for participation.

•          Music EP: Music composition project where participants will work in teams to develop 3 song EP projects. Each group will be given specific topics to be creative and compose songs with. The theme will be based around a product or service marketing campaign. The projects will allow participants to find or refine their own personnel interests or talents which can serve as a niche within the project. Those who don’t write the music may dance, or do the planning, or assist in filming. The goal is to through experience show the students how the music they consume is made and how they can use it for other relevant market purposes such as the commercial EP project. Each participant will receive a CD or USB of the material once complete and be recognized for their participation.

•          Music Video: The music video project will complement the music production project. This activity will expose the participants to the process of video production and how technology, and natural talents can be merged to create video which can be useful for more than entertainment.

•          Marketing Project: This project is a culmination of the music, video and fashion projects where the students develop a marketing plan and sales strategy. The students will get into groups and come up with ideas to bring their product or service to the public. The participants will be taught how to make posters, the idea of face to face dialogue and concepts of consumer economics in relation to sales. Each group will be given a list of participating businesses related to marketing in the city where they will call and conduct mock business calls. The goal is to reinforce teamwork, speaking skills as well as confidence building exercises.

Creative Writing:

In this activity we will each write a children’s book equaling at least 24 pages in length including artwork and graphics. Think about things that you like to do or hobbies which you are good at for example sports, art, dance, singing, or science. You will then put together a manuscript telling a young child a story or poem about your hobbies or likes. Over the course of the program, we will go through the processes of book publishing and producF

Fresh-Op Urban Gardening Project:

 This community project geared towards families with young students gives the participants a hands on experience in designing planning various urban garden systems and producing food. The students will be given information about the process along with instruction, and seeds and tools to work with. The goal of this project is to introduce the concept of food production and introduce the concept of self-sustainability.

4th to 8th graders

7 Part Workshop Series

At the end of the program, the student participants will have produced or gained:

•          Full experience of planning, preparing, and planting a variety of gardens including (Flatbed Pollinator Garden, Barrel Garden, Raised Bed Garden, Straw Bed Garden and a Hydro-ponic Garden.

•          Experience in canning and food storage

•          Experience in teamwork

•          Public recognition for their participation

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