What we do.
Through gardening we build relationships with each other and our community. With an emphasis on problem solving, students leave Grow Meadville feeling empowered to work with their peers to tackle the challenges they face as teenagers in Crawford County. For more information, click the button below:
"I've learned so many things about teamwork and the importance of speaking out... Here, I tried things that I probably never would have."
-Stephanie, 2016 participant
"Not only did we learn about gardening, we became a team. We all became friends. It was a very good experience and I would do it again."
-Katie, 2016 participant
Community Action Project.
Each summer, students are asked to develop and implement a community action project for their community. Previous projects include the Meadville Area Teen Lounge and the Meadville Summer Parks Program.
"Getting young people into the community helps to develop a sense of place, an awareness of the ecological, economic, social, and political factors in a community, and serves as a critical foundation of a democratic society. If students are unaware of and not challenged by the complexity of the local, it is a difficult task to understand the greater regional, national, and global issues."
-Tom Vander Ark