Interested in seeing teens across the nation learn where food comes from and how to make smart choices for the health of their bodies, community, culture and environment? Please contribute to our Indiegogo Campaign (http://igg.me/at/teachfarmyards) and help spread the word. Today's the last day in our campaign! While we won't reach our stretch goal, we would love to reach $5,000 by the end of our campaign tomorrow June 23rd. No contribution is too small whether it's $20, $500 or sharing the campaign with your friends on social media (sample posts included in the Ways You Can Help section below). Much appreciated - Stacey@bkfarmyards.com
Why is this campaign important?
The problems of the American food system are well known. Many communities face high chronic disease rates and limited access to healthy foods. Our integrated food justice classes show teens how to address these as well as other food related issues specific to their own communities.
Everyone eats. But not everyone eats with knowledge of how food choices affect their health, their family and their community. By educating and involving teens in food related issues, we are creating a generation that understands and acts with knowledge. This is why we believe that today’s teens play a crucial role in creating a fair and sustainable food system that will support healthy communities for years to come.
Our intention Our plan is to help 25,000 high school students across the country receive hands-on learning about food systems, sustainability and justice by Labor Day 2016. To accomplish this, we will publish our 3-day lesson, activities and worksheets and get them into the hands of talented teachers. Every $30 you contribute will give one educator the tools she needs to reach 200 students next year.
What teens are saying about the curriculum
What we need We need your help to make these fantastic classes available in easy-to-use guides for educators nationwide. Every contribution helps. Your $20, $50, $100 or more will make a huge difference as we raise the support needed to share TEACH Farmyards nationwide.
Ways you can help: Contribute now and receive gifts in return!
Spread the word about #TEACHfarmyards on Facebook or Twitter.
Send this campaign to your own community and tell them why this education matters to you and future generations.
Sample FB message: Can you guess what happens when you support 25,000 teenagers get hands-on learning about food systems, sustainability and justice? - You create a sustainable model for a smarter, healthier nation. Contribute now and see your child and America #GrowHealthy http://igg.me/at/teachfarmyards
What educators & parents are saying about our classes