Every day Urban Roots is changing the way local youth think about food, the environment and their role in the community. We employ more than 45 local teens annually through our Garden Corps, Nutrition Corps and Conservation Corps youth internships and teach more than 1,400 children and parents about healthy eating, gardening and environmental stewardship.
Give to the Max Day is November 14 and Urban Roots has the opportunity to receive up to $500 through a matching grant from Youthprise! Every donation you make gives us a chance to win even more money through GiveMN.org’s “golden ticket” $1,000 random giveaways, matching gifts and drawings for participating groups to receive extra donations.
Throughout the 24 hours of November 14th, we will collect online gifts to support our work to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development. Here’s the really exciting part: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 Super-sized Golden Ticket!
“Urban Roots has really taught me important skills that will help me in my future. They make our [youth interns] growth a priority and really work with us to better ourselves. At my other job, no one invests in me or my future. I love being a part of such a great organization!”
–Nancy, age 16, third-year Urban Roots Youth Intern
Won’t you support Urban Roots and Give to the Max? Thank you!