Programs

Because no two schools are alike, Edible Schoolyard NYC offers a variety of program models which range in depth and scope.

Direct Service Schools:

We provide direct service at these school sites through two different program models:

  1. Demonstration Schools: Our inaugural model where students receive an average of 18.3 hours of edible education per year from five full-time staffers.
  2. Network Schools: A scalable model where students receive an average of six hours of edible education per year from an Edible Schoolyard NYC representative (FoodCorps service member) who co-teaches with the school’s educators.

This program reaches 4,000 students across seven school sites in East Harlem, Central Brooklyn, and South Bronx.

Professional Development:

In order to share our curriculum and know-how with schools citywide, ESYNYC offers a variety of teacher training workshops and customized school training throughout the year.

This program reaches 525 educators and administrators who in turn reach 394,350 studentsTo find out more about our impact click here.

Partner Schools:

We also support edible education citywide through two new partnerships:

  • Bubble schools: Through a recent merger with the Bubble Foundation, we now implement Bubble’s edible education program in 16 schools citywide. Click here to learn more about our merger with the Bubble program
  • WITS schools: Through a partnership with Wellness in the Schools (WITS), we support the WITS Green for Kids garden education program in select schools citywide.

The goal of all of our programs is to change the preferences, attitudes, and eating behaviors of young New Yorkers in favor of healthier foods. We do this through hands-on, experiential classes that are integrated into the daily school curriculum. In our gardens and kitchens, in homerooms and cafeterias, we’re working to ensure that all children have access to the joyful, transformative power of enjoying fresh and healthy food.

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Children thrive when you give them what they need to grow.