Our nation’s youth need guidance to help build fit bodies and strong minds. Working together, Americans can foster a generation that is less prone to disease, has higher academic achievers, and is more educated about food and its effects on health.These factors can have lasting effects on a child’s overall development and future.
In this spirit, the Corporation for National and Community Service implemented the United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move. initiative. By encouraging Americans to serve, the Corporation is addressing reading loss and childhood obesity by engaging youth in reading and physical activity, as well as providing information about healthy, affordable food.
Sharing The Love Foundation embraces this concept in our youth enrichment program. Our enrichment program for children is geared to introduce academics, hobbies, fitness awareness, healthy eating, appreciation for animals and our environment. We also promote respect for cultures and diversity through activities, events and field trips.
Sharing The Love Foundation resolves to support families and children by providing an inclusive learning environment through our ongoing programs. A goal of Sharing The Love Foundation is to expand the perspective of young people and to bring awareness to life’s possibilities. A child can be dramatically influenced by their support system.
Through the generosity of our donors and partners, we are able to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies for students. In 2016 we expanded our educational program to include college scholarship awards to our Young Ambassador high school graduates.
The primary goals are to instill in young people a desire to decrease hunger, encourage healthy eating, and conserve natural resources.
Our youth attend workshops facilitated by Master Gardners and Texas A & M Agrilife Kaufman. Youth receive seeds, vegetable and fruit plants which they personally plant in recyclable containers. Each year our youth are amazed by the recyclable items they have at home which can be used as a container for their plants and seeds. As a way of giving back, the youth share their harvest with their neighbors.