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Apple-picking at Outhouse Orchards

New Alternatives went apple-picking at Outhouse Orchards in upstate NY. The next day we went to the bakery at the Lower East Side Girls Club, where they taught us how to make apple tarts and homemade caramel sauce.

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Created in 2008, the mission of New Alternatives is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. We do this by providing case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.