Branch Out: Youth Educational Outreach

Branch Out is a year-round educational outreach program which serves youth, ages 5-21, at the places where they learn, live, work, and find support.  Over the last few years we have partnered with many community organizations such as Boys & Girls Club, Thompson School District, Reflections for Youth, SummitStone, the HOPE program, and more to promote health […]

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Green Adventures

Educational Experiences to Grow a Healthy Body and World! Green Adventures is an educational experience for young people, ages 5-12. Students learn about nurturing the environment, their community and their bodies in a fun, hands-on setting.  Green Adventures is taught by BFK teacher and past recipient of “Teacher of the Year”, Bill Wride. 2017 Green […]

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Leaf Out Program

Our Leaf Out program is a “next step” program for students, ages 13-21, who have been through our  Youth Gardening Program.  Students can be involved and continue to develop their skills all year long. Leaf Out has two major components: Year-Round Leaf Out Program which includes cooking classes, art projects, and community service. Leaf Out Gardening Program […]

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Social Enterprise Program

Thanks to a “seed” grant from the Delta Foundation, our newest program, the Social Enterprise Program, launched in 2017. This program was created as a “final step” in our educational programs. Participants must have completed both the Youth Gardening and Leaf Out Programs to qualify for the Social Enterprise Program. Also, thanks to the generosity […]

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Youth Gardening Program

The Youth Gardening Program serves teens (13-18) facing barriers to success in their lives (special needs, at-risk for not graduating, behavioral/emotional challenges, living in poverty or single parent homes, and much more) in a supportive and nurturing environment.  Our curriculum focuses on cultivating job & life skills, environmental stewardship and service by developing healthy relationships with […]

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