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CEJS University of Light

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Hunger
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

14405 Arlandes DrCharlotte, NC 28278 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CEJS University of Light / Organic Farms provides opportunities for Charlotte students to understand and participate in every aspect of food production, marketing and preparation from seed- to fork- to prepare them to lead 21st century sustainability efforts in all areas.

Description

The CEJS Organic Farms Project inspirational model addresses critical national issues: inclusive economic empowerment, the decline in local agriculture, a growing concern for the well-being and productivity of youth, and the need to create sustainable and healthy inner city neighborhood and metropolitan areas. CEJS Organic Farms addresses these issues with an integrative model that allows young people to develop good communication skills, teamwork and leadership skills, find meaningful employment and make a connection with the land and the natural environment which will stay with them for a lifetime.

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