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Hello NC FIELD Supporter! 

  1. PJC Public Speaking Workshop 
  2. UNC-Wilmington Trip 
  3. PJC at the Farmworker Institute 2016 
  4. ECU Public Health Donations 
  5. Kinston Health Fair
  6. Latino Leadership Conference
  7. National Farmworker Awareness Week Project

1. PJC Public Speaking Workshop

Youth facilitators Ana and Jose led a public speaking workshop on March 6th in Kinston, NC. PJC youth participated in a Commercial Speech activity, a 60 Seconds of Fame activity and a mini- YouthSpeak mock. Through this workshop youth veteran PJC members polished their public speaking skills, and new additions discovered skills they were unaware of! Our special guest, Cameron Bargerstock joined us to talk about a Teen Vogue project centered on diverse youth leaders. Numerous PJC youth demonstrated interest in participating in the project.  

2. UNC-Wilmington Trip 

On Feb. 26th PJC took a trip to Wilmington as the first college campus trip of the year! Throughout the day youth received an admission informative session, a tour of the campus, preview of the dorms, visit to the bookstore, and experienced eating lunch with current college students at the campus dining hall! The educational excursion for the day was a trip to the USS Battleship. Youth went on a self-guided tour and searched for the wishing well (the object to find for the day). No one was able to find it! But they were able to learn about the WWI experience. Youth were able to visit the crew’s quarters, galley, engine room, plotting rooms, the Admirals Cabin to name a few. 

Check out the small preview of how the trip went below! 


3. PJC at the NC Farmworker Institute 

PJC Youth will have the opportunity to present a mini-YouthSpeak at the Farmworker Institute. YouthSpeak provides youth with the opportunity to speak about the issues, challenges, obstacles, goals, dreams, and concerns they have with the community as farmworker youth. The panel will consist of a diverse group of farmworker youth in eastern North Carolina who will raise awareness of what their life and goals are. Youth will touch on topics of youth labor, education, and immigration concerns. The Farmworker Institute will be on April 21st in Chapel Hill. To Register:

4. ECU Public Health Donations

Through the Farmworker Hygiene-Kit Project, ECU-Public Health received various donations of personal care products. On March 3rd I met with Greg Kearney to pick up the hundreds of toiletries! NC FIELD and PJC will create health kits to be distributed during the summer to farmworker families. 

5. Kinston Health Fair 

NC FIELD tabled at the Latino Community Kinston Health Fair at the Lenoir Co. Co-Operative Extension in Kinston on Saturday, March 19th. NC FIELD provided the community with outreach materials about pesticide exposure and protection, youth labor laws, and healthy lifestyle booklets. The community also received an overview of the programs and services that NC FIELD offers.  

6. Latino Leadership Conference  

On February 27th NC FIELD participated in the Latino Leadership Conference by being on a panel to represent youth and families from Kinston, Lenoir County. The panel addressed issues of advocacy, youth + education, and leadership among Latinos in eastern North Carolina.

7. National Farmworker Awareness Week  

National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. Want to learn more? 

For this project NC FIELD will focus on the success, dreams, and goals of farmworkers. This project is broken down into two sections, highlighting current farmworker youth from our Poder Juvenil Campesino (PJC) youth council and former farmworker youth nationwide. Stories will be posted on our blog page daily. So be sure to bookmark and visit us daily! 

The purpose of this project is to show the community that someone who works in the fields, farms, packing houses, picking and processing the food we eat everyday is so much more than just a farmworker. These are people who despite of the challenges and their current situation have dreams and goals.  

Get Involved!

At NC FIELD there are many ways to get involved and support the farmworker movement! From giving us a Like on Facebook, following us on Twitter, sharing posts to raise awareness, to volunteering! Did you know volunteering is good for society? Of course you did! For more information on how you can support farmworker youth and families contact Yessy Bustos. 


NC FIELD does most of its work on a small budget and with support of volunteers. There are a lot of operating costs in serving farmworkers. Through your donation PJC youth will learn about colleges/universities, DACA, social justice, youth organizing, and more! If you would like to donate to help families in crisis with utility bills and food shortages please donate to our Emergency Farmworker Fund and Food bank. 

Donation can be made online or you can send a check to NC FIELD, PO BOX 121, Kinston, NC 28502. 

Donors may deduct contributions to NC FIELD to the extent that their contributions are gifts, as provided in section 180 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

As always thank you for your support! 

Yessy Bustos - Lead Coordinator 
NC FIELD is a grassroots 501(c)3 organization that serves as an advocate for farmworkers and their families in eastern North Carolina, assisting them to gain access to services and information not readily available. Additionally, we offer farmworkers opportunities and education that strengthen their community and foster self-sufficiency.
Explore our  website to learn about the real lives of farmworkers in North Carolina and how you can help ensure the success of the farmworker community.
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