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Lighthouse Youth & Family Services

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The Lighthouse Community School Urban Agriculture program was started to help beautify the neighborhood and give students a positive, hands-on project throughout the school year and in the summer. It all started with two raised garden beds and has since expanded to include 66 raised garden beds, chickens, vermicomposting, and a hoop house. The Urban Agriculture class meets each day during school for one hour, emphasizing critical thinking, math, science, and environmental stewardship. Over the summer the garden acts as a job training site for youth involved in other Lighthouse Youth & Family Services divisions. Because the class can only dedicate five hours a week to maintaining the garden, the program has plenty of opportunities for volunteers, including planting, pulling weeds, harvesting, or cleaning up the area.

Volunteers are needed March through mid-November on weekdays and Saturdays.

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About Lighthouse Youth & Family Services



Mission Statement

The mission of Lighthouse Youth & Family Services is to empower young people and families to succeed through a continuum of care that promotes healing and growth.


Lighthouse Youth & Family Services is a multiservice agency providing social services to children, youth and families in southwestern Ohio.

Operating since 1969, Lighthouse is nationally recognized as an innovator in services for families in crisis, for homeless youth and young adults, and for youth learning to become self-sufficient.

The agency provides early childhood services; behavioral health and psychiatric services; home-based services to families; services to youth engaged with the juvenile justice system; community residential treatment facilities; foster care and adoption; independent living services; and opportunities through education.

At any given time there are over 500 children and youth in Lighthouse residential care. Each day Lighthouse staff members serve over 2,000 children and families through its community based services. Last year, the agency served over 6,000 young people and families.


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6100 Desmond StreetCINCINNATI, OH 45227



  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Farming


  • People 55+
  • Group



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