Green Bronx Machine has made the COVER story of TIME for KIDS Magazine and they’re delighted to share the story of their impact!
And speaking of impact, their after-school program held in the National Health Wellness & Learning Center is making epic happen daily. Serving the most at-risk children in the school from 2:30 – 5 PM daily, they have:
• helped solve 1,914 math problems
• analyzed 514 reading passages
• completed 272 outstanding assignments
• cooked 26 gourmet meals from scratch, including their signature dish: St. Paul’s Stir Fry!
They are incorporating recipes from all around the world and even FaceTimed with Spaniards about Paella. And they’re just getting started! Last week they ordered 25 sets of leveled texts so they can start their Reading and Book Club. They will be reading all winter long until 6 PM at the Center.
Input equals output! Last week they fed all 750+ students in the school a healthy, locally grown meal via their School Garden to School Cafeteria Program. Clean plates and healthy smiles are their signature, but most importantly eating healthy food across the rainbow. Attendance at the school is at an all time high, and their after-school program is booked to capacity every day!
With results like these and waitlists of children to serve, now more than ever they need your support. They remain a volunteer program and are seeking funds to hire two local dedicated after school tutors – academic specialists so they can bridge the performance gap for their students. Given increasing costs, providing children & families with healthy, fresh ingredients & meals is more challenging than ever.