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1362_601910869831210_138088958_nRIC’s overarching goal is to support the work of youth and their mentors in the food movement. We do this by giving youth a point of entry into the food movement and by providing resources and training to bolster their work on the ground.  RIC provides a unique opportunity for young food leaders from marginalized communities around the country to connect with other youth like them, acknowledge their shared experiences and struggles, and build community to address and change the injustices in our food system.



920276_567325036623127_1114399879_oEach year RIC supports this overarching goal through its main activities:

  1. Convening the National Rooted in Community Summer Summit

  2. Supporting annual regional gatherings and one advanced youth training at the Winter Leadership Institute

  3. Ongoing mentoring in best practices, cultural competency, and utilization of the creative arts in advocacy to over 100 youth empowerment and food justice organizations nationally

  4. Bi-monthly social media blasts direct to youth on what’s hot in the movement, unique youth opportunities, and story sharing

  5. Provide training, structure and facilitation for peer-to-peer interaction and campaign building with the Youth Food Bill of Rights