Project Salsa is an 8-week long (June 3-July 26) summer camp program for high school students in Columbia. The experience will provide opportunities for high school students to work from beginning to end on a project to foster skills that can be transferred into the workforce. The camp will run Monday through Friday from 9 am-12 pm.
There are three main components of Project Salsa- Grow, Cook, Sell:
- Grow: this project trains youth to maintain a garden which grows tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, and cilantro.
- Cook: students will discuss nutrition, research recipes, and create their own unique salsa
- Sell: students will apply business principles to sell their salsa at local markets. This will include creating a business plan, learning to cost out their salsa, creating a brand, and selling their product at Lucky’s Market and Columbia Farmer’s Market.
Every step of the way grow, cook, sell will be complemented by lectures, activities, and field trips to foster skills to students in a hands-on way.
Upon completion of the program, students will get class credit from Columbia Public Schools. In addition, students will get paid for 4 weeks of service through the City of Columbia’ Career Awareness Related Experience program.
This is a collaborative effort between MU Family Impact Center, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Columbia Public Schools, City of Columbia Career Awareness Related Experience, Lucky’s Market and Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company.
Project Salsa Application 2019
Project Salsa Flyer 2019
For enrollment information for Project Salsa e-mail Sara Hughes at email@example.com or call (573) 882-2428.