On Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 12:00 noon, the Greater Newark Conservancy will be hosting a fundraising luncheon to support their job training program for Newark Teens. The Newark Youth Leadership Project (NYLP) seeks to increasing employment and earning potential among Newark youth by providing high school and college students with job training experience, leadership development, exposure to career options in the environmental and horticultural fields; plus options and support for pursuing education after high school. NYLP is beginning its 13th year and has served over 400 participants.
Featured keynote speaker will be Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., who is a preeminent voice for and practitioner of urban agriculture in America and throughout the world. He was selected to speak to the nation from the White House when First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launching of her “Let’s Move!” initiative to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity. Mr. Allen’s address will inspire Newark youth to put some of their good summer energy into expanding the GNC’s Urban Farming Initiative in Newark. They will have the chance to learn about horticulture and nutrition while helping to expand urban farming in Newark so city residents can have better access to healthy food.
Greater Newark Conservancy’s City Bloom Luncheon
Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 12:00 noon
At the Newark Museum
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
Contact: Brian David 973-642-4646 x 16
Registration begins 11:30 am. Speaker at 1:00 pm.
Paid parking available on site
You can view the invitation packet with more details about the event and speaker at the luncheon event page (file too big to post here).