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Seeds in the Middle

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  • 7 people are interested

Want to be the difference in a child's life? Seeds in the Middle is working with schools and the Charity Baptist Church 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. You can also help high school students.

You must commit to 8 weeks at least of weekly reading, starting In January.

You can send us the times you are available.

Please fill out this link: bit.ly/seedsvolunteersignup

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 student-run farm stands and edible gardens at our schools, plus starting Hip2B Healthy cafe/restaurants. By the people for the people.

We will be setting this up on weekends.
Sundays, 9-11a - Charity Baptist Church at 142 Watkins Street, Brooklyn, NY

Other locations and times in Brownsville.

We know these children can raise their test scores if they get mentors like you. They are smart, and curious and just need extra help at young ages.

If you are up for this, please email us at info@seedsinthemiddle.org or fill out the volunteer sign up sheet at bit.ly/seedsvolunteersignup

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

YES, YOU MUST BE VACCINATED - Wear a Mask - and take all precautions.

If you would like to help during the weekdays, let us know.

Why hunger? We would like to offer healthy snacks - made from fresh ingredients, like a soup or juices or smoothies or nutritious muffins or fresh fruit or whatever you would like to suggest.

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About Seeds in the Middle

Location:

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.

Description

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
Hunger

WHEN

Mon Dec 27, 2021 - Sun Mar 27, 2022
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

WHERE

Charity Baptist Church142 Watkins StreetBrooklyn, NY 11212

(40.66937,-73.90799)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 hours a week in Brownsville, Brooklyn - commit to 8 weeks
  • Patience, like children, vaccinated required

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