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Seeds in the Middle

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested

Want to be the difference in a child's life? Seeds in the Middle is working with schools in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where children could really benefit from kind, book-loving mentors, high school students and/or adults, seniors, anyone who loves to read and is willing to sit with a child at least 1 hour a week and read together.

Students are 3k to 8th grade, attending summer school at PS-IS 178 in Ocean Hill, Brownsville, Brooklyn, and there may be other children as well, depending on how many volunteers we get.

You must commit to 8 weeks at least of weekly reading, starting July 6, 2021.

You can send us the times you are available.

This would mostly be weekdays between 9-6p, possible weekends.

Seeds in the Middle is empowering low-income vulnerable communities in food deserts to create their own healthy places to live and learn. We are running stucent-run farm stands and edible gardens at our schools, plus starting Hip2B Healthy cafe/restaurants. By the people for the people.

We know these children don't need to be the cover for low test scores. They are smart, and curious and just need extra help at young ages.

If you are up for this, please email us at and tell us:
1. What days and times you are available
2. Preferred age to work with
3. Why you want to do this
4. Name, age, background
and anything else you'd like to tell us.

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About Seeds in the Middle


153 Warren Street, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, US

Mission Statement

Seeds in the Middle partners with students, educators, parents & their communities to access all opportunities, beginning with improving health, enhancing arts education and greening their environment. We empower and educate all to get healthy and scale educational and social disparities. Our pilot schools are in central Brooklyn, a neighborhood with among the city’s highest obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates. We teach how to grow, market, cook, access and prepare fresh food, how to exercise & engage in the arts, all the elements needed to promote life-changing lifelong health. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We cross cultures. We transform gray into green, destitution into inspiration.


Seeds in the Middle offers joyful, healthy interventions that nurture the whole child and address the multiple obstacles blocking low-income children and families from getting healthy. We teach how to grow edible gardens, run a student-led Hip2B Healthy Market, bring chefs into schools, started soccer, running and fitness programs at school and in the community and music and arts in the schools. We integrate professional development for teachers so that a healthy lifestyle and environmental stewardship becomes organic and sustainable in the school community. To build community, we created Soccer for Harmony tournaments and the Crown Heights Farmers Market. In two years, we have engaged more than 1,000 families, and students and teachers report changing their habits to include more fruits and vegetables, and fitness. This is a pilot for any school and Seeds in the Middle plans to replicate.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


2163 Dean StreetBrooklynBrooklyn, NY 11233



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Environmental Education
  • Reading / Writing


  • Group


  • At least 2 hours a week, on site in Brownsville., for 8 weeks minimum.
  • Be reliable, safe with children, dedicated. Don't start and suddenly stop. Commit to this child for 8 weeks.

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