project leader
Mitchell P
location
1358 N. Garrison
(JeffVanderLou)
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the project

We want our students to have a summer camp experience.  This has been in the works for 2 years.  Building Urban Farmimg projects in the North St. Louis area is both challinging and rewarding.  The students have taken a keen interest in Urban Farming, and we want to build on this.  Providing an opportunity to go to an agricultural camp in Nicodemus, Kansas seems to be a prefect fit.

It is no secret that there are many challenges in our urban settings in America; St. Louis, MO. is no exception to the pressing issues that confront us all. The liason between Camp Nicodemus and North St. Louis, we believe, is a natural progression in addressing the issues we see every day.

We see the need to expose our youth to positve, character building experiences as early as possible. We aim to develop an attitude of life long learning.

the steps

Once we receivce the funding, we will purchase 4 train tickets. We plan to buy tickets for one adult chaperone and three students.

We will leave St. Louis on the 16th of June and return on the 21st.

Upon arrival in Kansas, City, MO, we will take a shuttle to Lawrence, KS.  There, we will meet Camp Nicodemus delegates who will then transport our group to Nicodemus, KS.

After camp is completed, our student group will return to St. Louis, using the same process, only in reverse.

why we're doing it

The Camp Nicodemus Project, we believe, solves many social, economic, and envrionmental needs.  Our Urban Farm Project addresses a layered socio-eoncmic dynamic. In a word: Poverty.  There is much written about poverty; there is a body of work that addresses the causes, and the effects of poverty.  There is evidence of how poverty-induced trauma effects the growth and development of children.

Furthermore, there are specific studies that explain how nutrition plays a part in this layered dynamic. Our Urban Farm Project addresses this specific challenge head on. One of our main projects teaches children organic gardening. We want our children to develop a life skill of growing fresh, organic food in a neighborhood community garden, or in their own back yard.  The trip to the Nicodemus Agricultural Camp is designed to reinforce this concept; it is an investment in their future.

budget

4 round trip train tickets -  $300

Round trip shuttle -           $325

Meals, incidentals -           $375                        

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $1,050
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $34
TOTAL TO RAISE = $1,119

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donors

  • Nathan