Growing Together, the flagship program at Legacy Farms, is a mentor/apprentice program for neurodivergent youth in Loudoun and surrounding counties. They work in the garden and on project-based assignments, planting and tending the garden, harvesting, preparing products for sale, representing the organization at farmers markets, landscaping, installing school gardens, writing, photographing, and designing projects. All complete the 7-Step employment process (from application/interview to invoicing to performance review at seasonís end) and move through the Train-to-Work program with a carefully defined set of skills that support them in progressing from beginning apprentices to advanced workers. All are supported by experienced, trained mentors who also provide self-regulating mindfulness practice. The goal is to reflect a real-world work experience, serve as a bridge between therapeutic programs and full employment, and help apprentices see their strengths as workers and proud, capable members of the community.

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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Legacy Farms is: Less than $500k

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