Outreach for Healthy Youth


Mountain Roots  ensures that all youth have access  and opportunities to participate in healthy food, gardening, and environmental experiences that promote healthy lifestyles, support academic achievement, build connections with nature, develop personal skills, and offer rewarding community engagement.  We  partner with service organizations to design specific programs that reach at-risk, low-income youth . Youth outreach projects build individual and community self-reliance, foster social justice, promote cultural integration, and  create stewards of the future.



OUTREACH FOR 2012 includes:



 


PARTNERS MENTOR TRAINING NIGHT     every April

Starting Seeds with the “Partners,” a Big Bother / Big Sister program in Gunnison County.


NATIONAL HEALTHY KIDS DAY                 April 28, 2012

What’s On Your Plate? Free Family Screening, Food Demo, Discussion, and Activity at the Old Rock Library in Crested Butte and the Ann Zugelder Library in Gunnison



GARDEN TO GROCERY EXHIBIT at the TRAILHEAD CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM                [on-going]

Healthy Snack Station with a live chef demo

Monthly recipes and nutrition information

Seed starting and garden planning



RESTORATIVE JUSTICE VOLUNTEERS          [on-going]

Ben Johnson leads groups of at-risk youth to complete restorative justice community service hours as volunteers in our Gunnison Youth Garden



SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS

SOUTHWEST CONSERVATION CORPS                         August 24, 2012

Many of the crew members expressed an interest in working over the summer in the outdoors and learning about the variety of opportunities that SCC represents. Mountain Roots Gardens provided an educational, service-learning project to teach and experience sustainable agriculture and its relationship to humans and environment.



C.A.F.E.  (Family Literacy Classes) Kids Field Trip

While their parents are engaged in English-as-a-Second-Language classes, Mountain Roots takes the children on a garden field trip.



If your group could benefit from an outreach project like the ones above, please contact our Farm to School Coordinator to discuss your needs and our options.

info@mountainrootsfoodproject.org        PO Box 323 Gunnison, CO 81230

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