EMPOWERING PEOPLE. STRENGTHENING FAMILIES. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR RURAL COMMUNITIES.
Youth Ambassadors for a Better Community
Founded in 2015, Youth Ambassadors for a Better Community (YABC) is a mission based youth leadership group. We started out on a mission to increase the quantity, quality, and sustainability of community gardens across the tri-county area, while instilling leadership, entrepreneurship, and social skills into our youth. This program has grown tremendously and as a result we began serving our regional community in 2018 through expanded policy involvement and a new partnership with North Carolina State Universities Vacation Vittles Program.
WHAT WE DO:
Increase access to locally grown food
Build leadership and entrepreneurial skills
Support local farmers by creating new markets
Policy & Advocacy
ONSITE MARKETS & GARDENS
Our garden directory currently works with 5 community gardens located throughout rural towns of Bolton, East Arcadia and Sandyfield, NC (B.E.S.T) to:
Increase profitability of community gardens
Organize local workshops, garden tours, field trips and seminars
Advertise, market and sell locally grown produce
EXPAND ACCESS TO FOOD
By partnering with a variety of Neighborhood Associations, Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Businesses, Houses of Worship, Conservation Groups, Colleges and Schools we expand access to food together. In addition, we now have a mobile trailer to extend our reach!