Sending out the fundraiser ticket link only 2 weeks before our event, and during a holiday week, was an ambitious attempt. We had high hopes, but unfortunately, we have not sold enough tickets.
Therefore, we have decided to postpone the fundraiser event to a later date.
We will update the page as soon as we have a new date.
And we hope that you will support by purchasing tickets!!
Join Backyard Gardeners Network and our friends at the Milne Inspiration Center (MIC) to raise a total of $25,000 for our respective youth programming in 2017!! Purchase tickets at www.bit.ly/BGNMIC-AMPED
Held at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans on Tuesday December 6th, this fundraiser event will feature performances by Sunni Patterson, as well as the Yisrael Trio. Hors d’oeurves, beer and wine will be served.
BGN runs a paid Youth Internship Program for 4-6 New Orleans teens (ages 14-19 yrs) each Spring and Fall in the Lower 9. Interns work/study in 3 main areas: Community Outreach, Gardening, and Program Support. Educational trainings, along with self- and group evaluation are critical components of the program. Of course, we also find time to have fun with great field trips. Our Fall 2016 field trips included kayaking and touring a Black farmers cooperative in Mississippi. We were even able to take two interns to New York for the Black Urban Growers Conference!! More info – www.backyardgardenersnetwo
The MIC seeks to engage youth and community as generational poverty breakers to serve as innovative generational wealth builders through leadership and social entrepreneurship. MIC-AMPED is a 5-week summer program that engages youth in leadership development, virtual networking with youth in South Africa, planning and participating in a community project, and team building activities. The program ends with a culminating Urban Game Changers Youth Leadership Summit – a 3-day/2-night summit on the campus of Dillard University. More info – www.micamped.org
Purchase tickets at www.bit.ly/BGNMIC-AMPED