Edible Schoolyard NYC partners with public schools to transform the hearts, minds, and eating habits of young New Yorkers through garden and kitchen classes integrated into the school day.
FIRST GOAL: If we raise $5,000 by midnight on 11/28, we'll receive an additional $5,000 by one of our donors! That's $10,000 for edible education!! COMPLETED.
SECOND GOAL: If we reach $10,000, we'll unlock a second matching gift from The Hanley Foundation. If we raise another $5,000, they'll match! That's now $20,000!! COMPLETED.
FINAL GOAL: $30,000.
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An edible education is about more than just food
Along with improved understanding of how food grows and where it comes from, studies and firsthand experience show that the type of experiential garden and kitchen education offered by Edible Schoolyard NYC helps students develop other critical life skills, including:
- A sense of responsibility, agency, and ownership of their actions
- Increased interest in physical activity
- Improved social skills, such as teamwork and leadership
- Increased parental involvement
The need for edible education is critical, especially in the low-income areas we serve, where access to healthy food choices is limited. Research shows that empowering children to grow and prepare their own food can have lasting effects on their eating habits. Learn more at www.edibleschoolyardnyc.org.
Thank you for helping us reach the students who need it most!