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Montcalm Ionia Greenhouse Environmental Feeding Solutions

Issue: Environmental Responsibility

Grant Amount: $96,886.11
Ionia, MI
Year Funded: 2013
Organization: Ionia ISD

Contact Information

Deborah Wagner

Students will design and implement a community garden to address the growing food insecurities affecting the counties of Ionia and Montcalm, Michigan.  The students will also partner with 6-12 grade science classes to create curriculum to be used within the classroom.

Students will design and implement a community garden to address the growing food insecurities affecting the counties of Ionia and Montcalm, Michigan.  The students will also partner with 6-12 grade science classes to create curriculum to be used within the classroom.

IM Kids Mural Project

IM Kids Mural Project

Students from Montcalm and Ionia Counties came together for Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service to participate in Leadership Training, Diversity Training, and participate in service projects for the I'M Kids Feeding Program.

Jordan Carson, from WOTV4's Social Sizzle, joined the activities to talk with the students about her Media Campaign to "Live Local, Give Local!" and discuss how youth can have an impact in their community.  View the commercial that was recorded!

Pinky McPherson, PMc Consulting LLC, led a leadership workshop to teach the youth about personal responsibility, repect, and communication skills.  She used interactive groups to work out different types of communication skills demonstrating the importance of clear, precise communication and the importance of effective listening.

The highlight of the day was working on the new Mural to motivate volunteers serving the I'M Kids Feeding Program which will be launching this spring with the mission of sending a sack dinner home with students living in communities where families are struggling with food insecurity.  

View pictures from this MLK Day of Service event at this link!

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