YAP! Youth Agriculture Project

Youth Agriculture Project is one of The Tutorial Center’s most popular and exciting programs. It brings together the best of all worlds: growing fresh healthy produce, essential job skills training for local youth, environmental sustainability & community involvement, plus support for local charitable health and human services organizations.


The Tutorial Center's YAP Youth Agriculture Program

Since 2006our Youth Agriculture Project has been providing at-risk youth ages 16-21 with opportunities to experience success as they develop transferable job and life skills through the growing, harvesting and marketing of plants and vegetable crops.

Click here to get the COMPLETE DIRT on YAP!: Our history, our programs, our success, The YAP Food Network.

Youth Agriculture Project positively impacts the lives of at-risk youth!

Although two thirds of YAP youth are high school dropouts, 89% choose to engage in education post program:

• 54% are now high school graduates!

• 35% are currently enrolled students

• 57% have gotten jobs

Youth Agriculture Project makes a difference in our community!

• Creation of educational gardens on the grounds of Mt. Anthony Union Middle School and Manchester Elementary-Middle School

• Donation of over 10,000 pounds of organic produce to Meals on Wheels and the needy

• Restoration of the historic Hiland Hall garden

• Streetscape flower maintenance for the local community college

• Creation of a natural outdoor children’s play area at Vermont Arts Exchange

• River clean-up work for the Walloomsac River

• Start-up of the Manchester Community Garden


YAP Crew from Manchester 2011

YAP Best Practices Shared Nationally

I had the opportunity to share The Tutorial Center’s YAP model and experience nationally by giving workshop on YAP for 25 adult education specialists at the COABE national conference on adult basic education, held in New Orleans. As more people […]

YAP! Youth Agriculture Project

YAP Featured in Stratton Magazine

Our YAP program and Manchester Community & Educational Garden were highlighted as part of feature article in Stratton Magazine’s Spring Issue. It’s a great piece that gives a good snapshot of this very exciting program. Learn more about this program […]


Dig in! Manchester Community Garden Gearing Up!

Interested in YAP? Click here to visit our expanded YAP web pages! But you can be an honorary YAPPER by getting involved in the Manchester Community & Educational Garden! The Manchester Community Garden is getting ready to rock and roll […]

Katherine Keys receives award from Sunrise Family Resource Center

YAP Leader’s Positive Impact

Katherine Keys is the recipient of this year’s Community Award from The Sunrise Family Resource Center for her work with area youth through the Youth Ag Project. A partnership between The Tutorial Center, the VT Department of Labor and UVM […]


Another Great YAP Season!

Sometimes a picture truly is worth a thousand words:

Engaging Native Students in Their Education

The Tutorial Center. One of a kind.

“There is nothing like The Tutorial Center in Arizona, will you please come open one!” That was the reaction of an Arizona Dept. of Education manager after attending TTC Executive Director Jack Glade’s workshop describing The Tutorial Center and its […]