Help GGS Teach Healthy Habits

$2,500 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
Help us bring the benefits of Growing Great Schools to the greater Hartford area. This campaign will help fund our efforts in studying the effects of infusing Physical Literacy on the programs run by COMPASS Youth Collaborative http://www.compassyc.org/

Growing Great Schools (GGS) inspires communities to create a culture of wellness by connecting food, health and the environment. The vision of GGS is to empower students and their families to become active participants in their nutritional and physical health, while caring for the planet. GGS was founded in 2010 by a group of West Hartford parents with a passion for improving the quality of the school meals. Today, the organization focuses more broadly on equipping schools and communities with the tools they need to address overall health and wellness in order to bring about sustainable change.

As an organization, Growing Great Schools is guided by these core principles:

Healthy Food Matters. Through gardens, farmers’ markets, salad bars, cooking classes, and green teams, kids, parents, and teachers get hands on opportunities to feel, taste and experience healthy, local food in action. These opportunities empower communities to understand the physical, social, and emotional benefits of healthy food and its role in caring for the environment.

Kids Need to Move More. It’s Good for Their Minds and Their Bodies. GGS works to increase physical activity before, during and after school so that kids are ready to learn, and are both physically and emotionally healthy.

Partnerships are the Key to Creating Well Communities. Environmental changes that improve public health require collaboration between parents, schools, government, and businesses. GGS forges innovative partnerships to ensure that community wide change happens.
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$2,500 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
Funds raised will benefit:
Growing Great Schools Inc
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West Hartford, CT
EIN: 461662462
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