In our Building Regenerative Individuals through Development, Growth and Empowerment (BRIDGE) work study program, interns practice regenerative agriculture to nourish and heal the land, and engage in ongoing personal reflection to grow and heal ourselves.
We welcome First Nations youth for three-month intervals, to work full-time as paid interns, with food and accommodations provided. Students spend most of the day working on the farm: taking care of the animals, working in the garden, and doing other projects. The afternoons transition into skills-based personal development blocks; we offer academic coaching based on the individual’s personal goals, and group classes like cooking, depending on the interests of the group.
We encourage reflection, health, and growth by hosting daily community-building circles, art therapy weekly, and facilitating individual counselling sessions.
We welcome participants committed to working on their sobriety. NFTI is a drug- and alcohol-free campus, and we offer the chance to attend community AA meetings. The BRIDGE program nurtures a generation of leaders, who will be able to contribute positively to their communities and the natural environment, through meaningful personal healing and growth.
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