My parents migrated from Jamaica to the United States when I was 16. While my family was adjusting to the new environment, they were introduced to TCAH to utilize their services, including the food pantry. TCAH was a boon to my family and I wanted to be a part of the organization’s mission and vision, and give back to the community. I did so by volunteering and joining TCAH’s Green Teens program, which trains vulnerable youth in urban farming and market management. Looking back at my time in the program, and its influence on my life, I credit it for making me feel more connected to my community, teaching me to appreciate healthy eating, and making me more job ready. Filled with dreams of becoming an accountant, little did I know that the Green Teens would just be the first step of my journey with TCAH.