Veggie Party Prize Excites Youth About Service

In October 2012, the Douglas County Housing, Inc. Full Circle Youth Program hosted a Veggie Party as a part of the Produce for Kids Party With Your Produce Challenge. Youth and their families enjoyed an afternoon of edible art, veggie puppets, snacks and Veggie Bingo. Produce for Kids awarded the Full Circle Youth Program with a third place prize and a $100 gift card to DonorsChoose.org.

A group of Full Circle middle and high school students recently used this prize to donate toward classroom projects in the Lawrence/Kansas City area. After exploring the DonorsChoose.org website, students chose to donate the prize money to three elementary classrooms in need of piano keyboards, literacy learning centers and a innovative science experiments. This eye opening experience has inspired these youth to find other ways to contribute to the community. Plans are being developed for several community service projects this summer as well as smaller projects that will be continued throughout the school year.

Check out the results of the Kids Party With Your Produce Challenge at: http://www.produceforkids.com/sweepstakes/fall2012/teacher/index

The Full Circle Youth Program's Veggie Party is mentioned in the second to last paragraph.

Tagged: community, education, produce, youth, health

Comments

Lawrence Morgan 1 year, 5 months ago

Who is doing these articles? They are outstanding. Thank you!

Karrey Britt 1 year, 5 months ago

What an awesome program! Veggies and helping the community!

Chris Lempa 1 year, 5 months ago

This article was written by the staff of Douglas County Housing, Inc. I'm glad that you enjoy reading about the programming that we provide four the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority's tenants!

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