Alpha Alington Sennon

Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Precinct Program: YLAI
Date(s): 2016

Alpha Sennon is the Founder and Executive Director of Whyfarm, an NGO geared towards creating innovative approaches to attract young people to agricultural jobs.  He served on the executive board of the Agribusiness Society of the University of the West Indies as the Research and Student Development Officer and later as the President.  He is pursuing a Master in Philosophy in Agricultural Extension at the University of the West Indies.

pbj-logoWhile in Charlottesville, Alpha is working with the PB&J Fund. The PB&J Fund connects Charlottesville youth with the resources and knowledge necessary to help develop a healthy diet. By working with community partners to provide healthy meals and teach cooking habits, it aims to address kids’ nutritional needs at each stage of development. The PB&J Fund was created in the belief that a healthy diet should be easily accessible to all kids, just like the most famous and basic childhood food of peanut butter and jelly. They accomplish this by working to address food insecurity and childhood obesity hand in hand.

full-logo2xAlpha is also partnering with Local Food Hub in Charlottesville. Local Food Hub grew out of a community-supported discussion that identified a need for greater linkages between small family farms and institutions seeking local food. They continue to partner with Virginia farmers to increase community access to local food, all while providing the support services, infrastructure, and market opportunities that connect people with food grown close to home. Since its founding seven years ago, Local Food Hub has made strides in its mission to make fresh, farm sourced food available to everyone.

Blog Entries

Alpha Sennon: Food Security and Nutrition in Trinidad & Tobago

I recently attended the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) in the United States over a six weeks period. The six weeks at the Presidential Precinct have come to an end, and I have nothing but great news to share with you.

Allow me to share some highlights of […]

Alpha Sennon – YLAI Impact Story

Alpha Sennon is the Founder of Whyfarm in Trinidad and Tobago. During YLAI, he worked at The PB&J Fund in partnership with Local Food Hub and City Schoolyard Garden to promote food safety, nutrition, and agricultural investment among youth.

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