Friday, July 4, 2008

Youth Programming




Learn & Grow is the youth-oriented component of the Grow Food, Grow Hope Garden Initiative. Through Learn & Grow, we are committed to bringing the core values of fresh food access and education to children through activities and workshops that get kids in the dirt and having fun. Currently, we coordinate educational activities at local pre-schools, Head Start and garden sites around Clinton County to bring standards-based curriculum directly to the classrooms of local children.



As we expand our outreach in Wilmington and Clinton County, we are looking to children first to be models for their peers and hopefully the rest of their families. If we can instill the importance of fresh and nutritious food while kids are young and still developing, they will be more likely to carry those values with them into their adulthood, and eventually teach their children the same concepts.




Are you interested in participating in or volunteering with one of our youth activities? Contact the VISTA members below for more information on how to get involved.


Rachel King
Youth Outreach/Research & Data Collection
Wilmington College AmeriCorps*VISTA
Grow Food, Grow Hope Garden Initiative
(937) 382-6661 ext. 596

Amy Volz
Youth Outreach Coordinator
Wilmington College AmeriCorps*VISTA
Grow Food, Grow Hope Garden Initiative
(937) 382-6661 ext. 596

Michelle Kerschner
Youth Outreach & Camps Coordinator
Wilmington College AmeriCorps*VISTA
Grow Food, Grow Hope Garden Initiative
(937) 382-6661 ext. 596

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