SWEP is pleased to announce its 2014 Grant Awardees and Awards Program to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia’s, Germantown Girls Give and Grow Project was awarded $2000. Their goal is to teach up to 40 girls from ages 7 to 14 to learn by doing; to plan, build, tend and harvest a community garden in Germantown, and to give the older girls leadership opportunities in working with this project and the younger girls. There are extensive plans to evaluate this project throughout and at the end of the season to allow for enhanced success in continuing this project in years to come. Ariel Goldring, Director of Grants & Stewardship, is the primary contact for this project. NEW: The final write up of the program can be seen at Germantown Girls Give and Grow Project.
Green Valleys Association of Southeastern PA, Inc.’s “Habitat Awareness and Conservation Summer Camp” was awarded $500 to allow them to purchase field materials to observe breeding of birds, bats and insects. This Summer Camp will take place during the week of August 11-15, 2014. This week is expected to draw close to 55 children in preschool through 7th grades. GVA is requesting funds to assist in programming for the estimated 25, 4th through 7th graders who will be participating in this camp week, and expect about 50% of them to be female. The final write up of the program can be seen Green Valleys Project_2014 Final Report.