Youth Empowerment Workshops

CRYJ’s Trellis Project Workshops empower youth to build new skills, and to engage with our community.

CRYJ hosts many different Youth Empowerment Workshops that give youth the opportunity to build skills and develop social, emotional, ethical, and cognitive competencies.  

With the goal of giving youth a strong foundation for a career in any field, CRYJ’s Trellis Project aims to empower youth to build new skills and engage in work-based learning opportunities. Working in collaboration with a wide variety of community members, peers, and professionals, youth will engage in experiential learning while strengthening important community connections. 

To see when these workshops are happening, check out our calendar!

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Supper Club Dinners

Supper Clubs are held monthly at the Central Kitchen Garden every summer.  Based on a youth-led business model, youth participate in every aspect of the Supper Clubs, from planting and harvesting the food, to cooking, serving and hosting at the dinners. 


Community Market Stand

Every week in the summer, we set up a donation-based market stand in front of the Central Kitchen Garden where we offer the fresh vegetables to the community. Patrons are only asked to pay what they are able, as a way to increase access to fresh produce for the Flathead Valley. 


Cookin' with the Crew Workshops

Opportunity to practice food and cooking related life-skills that carry into the culinary and food services world.

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Yoga for Teens Workshops

CRYJ yoga workshops are hosted by local yoga instructors and designed specifically for teenagers. Connect with with your mind and body and learn how to find balance. No experience is necessary, come as you are.

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Garden Projects

Through the Trellis Project youth have the opportunity to learn important skill-sets that carry into the culinary/food services & working world. Youth participants not only learn where food comes from but are actively involved in designing, planting, growing, maintaining, harvesting, selling, and creating healthy meals from the organic produce.

During the Winter and Spring months youth focus on developing interpersonal skills while engaging in empowerment workshops that include cooking projects, mind-body skills, art and writing reflections and much more.

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Real Talk: Drug and Alcohol Workshops

Real Talk provides youth with an opportunity to explore their personal experiences with drugs and alcohol through structured group discussion, educational activities, and guest speakers.

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Mind-Body Skills Workshops

Youth come to CRYJ ready to participate in various forms of Mind-Body skills including art, music, yoga, and martial arts etc. with the aim to build healthy self-regulation tools.

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CRYJ, the Law, and You Workshops

This monthly workshop focuses on CRYJ program requirements, tools for success and specific conversations focusing on Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice system.