Providing Impactful Programs for Children and Teens
Serving children and teens in our 13-county service area has always been a top priority for Tarrant Area Food Bank. Since 1993, we have partnered with various schools, community organizations, churches, housing communities, and healthcare organizations to offer programs that help meet their nutritional needs.
We develop youth programs to educate and raise awareness so children and teens are better equipped to make healthier choices as they grow. We offer kid-friendly nutrition and garden activities throughout the year.
Junior Ambassador Program
What is the Junior Ambassador Program?
An opportunity for high school Seniors who are enthusiastic about ending hunger and want to engage in advocacy efforts, become knowledgeable about TAFB’s work, get hands-on leadership experience, and earn community service hours.
The program culminates in a student-designed project that is presented to Tarrant Area Food Bank’s senior leadership team. Participants are eligible to receive priority selection for paid internships next summer at TAFB.
Junior Ambassadors will learn to:
- Reduce stigma associated with food insecurity
- Recognize the root causes of hunger
- Provide peer-support
- Illustrate strong leadership skills
- Advocate for change
HUNGER + HOPE
Help children understand the effects of hunger on mental health and well-being. This presentation enables youth to identify the signs and help peers struggling with hunger. Presentations are free and can be paired with a mobile food distribution.
AFTER SCHOOL & SUMMER CAMPS
Age-appropriate nutrition education for pre-k – 12th grade. Classes can be done at a host location, TAFB, or a collaboration of both. Each class will include hands-on activities and a healthy snack.
JUNIOR AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Open to high school seniors who are ready to lead, serve and advocate for issues affecting their community.