Our Model

We run a school year program, comprised of three 8-week segments running from October through May, and a summer program, which is eight weeks during the teens' summer breaks. Teens are employed to work and learn within five different program areas: Urban Farming, Healthy Eating and Food Access, Mobile Market and Local Business, Social Justice and Advocacy, and Social Enterprise. They help plan and plant at the farm, harvest vegetables, sell food at the market, cook and sell added value items, and engage in local politics.


We aim to engage teens as partners in our decision making process, and to provide our employees with meaningful work.

Work with Us

Applications for the summer program through the Mayor Youth Summer Program can be found here. The applications through Urban League can be found here! Applications for the school year program will be available in July.


Email our Youth Education Director  with any questions!

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Massachusetts Avenue Project

387 Massachusetts Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213


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