Looking to make a positive impact in your community and promote sustainable food systems? Join us in organizing a Slow Food Youth Network Academy!

As an organizer, you’ll have the opportunity to empower and train young people to become leaders and advocates for responsible food production and consumption.

Not only will you be making a difference in your community, but you’ll also be building connections with people who share your passion for sustainable food systems. 

If you are interested in organizing a SFYN Academy, then check out the SFYN Academy Video Toolkit! 

What is an SFYN Academy? And what is a future food leader?

Join us in discovering the SFYN Academy and what it means to be a future food leader!  Understand what the SFYN Academy is and how it empowers young people to create change.

Learn how to choose a theme and build a program according to the SFYN Academy method

In this video, the SFYN Academy Method is discussed, emphasizing the importance of choosing a theme and building a program.

How to build the meetings?

In this video, the SFYN Academy explains how to build the meetings for the program. Meetings should be regular and cover topics from farm to fork, with four main blocks: knowledge, practice, action, and group building. 

Who are the participants? The group is important!

Know about the importance of diversity in the participants of a SFYN Academy. The group should represent the complete food chain, different ages, genders, demographics, and visions.

How to manage the budget and get fundings?

In this video, the focus is on managing the budget and getting funding for a SFYN eAcademy. The expenses of organizing an academy include good, clean, and fair food, travelling expenses, spaces for the group to gather, accommodation, and speakers.

Communication! Spread the word about the SFYN Academy!

The video discusses the importance of communication in organizing a SFYN Academy. The communication plan should be split into three parts: advertising the Academy for potential partners and sponsors, finding participants, and spreading the word in the community.

Evaluation and celebration!

Wrap it up with evaluation and celebration. Reflect on your success and recharge for future events.

 If you have any questions about the SFYN Academy Video Toolkit or need extra support in starting your own SFYN Academy, don’t hesitate to reach out to the SFYN Academy Global Coordinators team! We are always ready to provide assistance and guidance to those who are interested in organizing local academies, and are happy to answer any questions you might have. Just fill out the contact form on this page and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Let’s work together to create a better future through sustainable food practices!

    Note: The SFYN Academy Global Coordinators team is made up of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the SFYN Academy and about supporting new coordinators. As a voluntary team, please note that it may take some time for us to respond to your inquiry, but we will do our best to provide the assistance and guidance you need.