The Social Justice Intensive addresses the following questions: How can we become agents of change? In what capacity can we show up in our communities and participate in the changes we want to see? Change is inevitable but as Octavia Butler says “we shape change”. How do we wish to shape the change that inevitably happens? The Social Justice Intensive is invested in saturating teens with movements happening in their local community. As a group, we look into the historical context of the local movements that are happening and explore the different ways we can participate if not start, new community activities towards social change. It is dedicated to creating strong bonds and connections between teens who wish to be agents of change in their community. A large part of this includes food justice and food growing operations. In this way we are acknowledgingthe youth’s power of becoming stewards of both their natural and social environment. The youth and most specifically marginalized youth, have the power to shape culture, shape their community and thus shape change.