Highland Gardens Neighborhood Revitalization Project Receives Grant

AP_641649745811 (1)The Highland Gardens Neighborhood Revitalization Project and the Central Alabama Community Foundation has received a grant from Youth Service America and the Sodexo Foundation to implement summer education activities in Montgomery’s Highland Gardens Neighborhood.

These learning activities will focus on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and nutrition education. The activities will be implemented as part of the City of Montgomery’s Summer Youth Initiative at the Highland Gardens Community Center and will lead by City of Montgomery Parks and Recreation Department and the Montgomery County Extension Service staff. The hope is that these activities will help combat summer “brain drain” while also giving youth in this part of Montgomery, which has been faced with high youth crime rates, positive summer activities.

“As communities are challenged by the reduction in public resources, it makes our vision of a hunger-free America more difficult to attain,” said Robert A. Stern, chair, Sodexo Foundation. “Each Sodexo Foundation Youth Grantee is doing their part to tackle an issue that directly affects one in five of their peers. It will be through their actions and ingenuity that we will one day see an end to childhood hunger in America.”

The projects are part of a larger collaborative effort by the City of Montgomery’s North Precinct Alliance to help better the quality of life for youth and families in north Montgomery neighborhoods of Chisholm, Highland Gardens, North Pass, King Hill, and Garden Square.

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