planting seeds,empowering youth
Summer 2011 NewsletterHAPPY SUMMER!
CommunityGrows is an environmental education program serving high-needs youth, especially those living in public housing in San Francisco.Youth acquire the necessary skills to live a healthy lifethrough garden education, nutritious cooking and eating, and green jobs training.
• The BEETS Summer Program• Rosa Parks Rebuild Together• Koshland Park Workdays• Summer Programs inKoshland Park• Seed-to-Mouth CookingClasses Heat Up• Westside Courts Gardens• CommunityGrows is Growing• Map of CommunityGrowsPrograms• Fall Garden Party Invite• Recipe for Great Salad Dressing• Site Visits by Funders• Donate to CommunityGrows
In This Issue:
On uesday, June 14, 2011 our new BEES (Bando Environmentally Educated and Employableeens) Program cycle began with eight new re-cruits. All youth rom 15-19 years o age live inor have connections to the Western Addition o San Francisco. Te summer cycle o this group o BEES will end August 11, 2011.
Meet our BEETS(Band of EnvironmentallyEducated and Employable Teens)
Te BEES Program is an environmental educa-tion and green jobs stipend training program o CommunityGrows, serving 18-24 at-risk teens ayear, in three cycles. Te all cycle will begin inSeptember or 8 more teens. Applications will beavailable aer August 15th.Te BEES program supports youth to: acquire acore set o job readiness skills or the work orce,specically the green economy; cultivate leader-ship and interpersonal skills; and develop a com-mitment to environmental stewardship and ood justice.—continued back pageTe BEES meet every uesday and Tursday aernoons, and each has a individual schedule
BEES siing compost in Koshland Park