Investing in our efforts to provide opportunities for San Diego’s youth benefits us all. We could not accomplish our mission of providing POSITIVE activities to develop the education, health, self-esteem and character of youth without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of our supporters. Thank you!
Special Thanks to the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation
Grant Received: Sprouts Neighborhood Grant
Grant Title: Center for a Healthy Lifestyle
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Purpose: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito received a $10,000 grant from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in support of the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle program.The Center for a Healthy Lifestyle has two locations, a half-acre farm and teaching kitchen at the Griset Clubhouse in Encinitas and a garden and teaching kitchen at the Harper Clubhouse in Solana Beach. These locations engage children and teens in organic gardening, nutrition, STEM workshops, and hands-on cooking instruction. This grant allowed the Club to broaden access to CHL programming to more teens in the San Dieguito community. Through this program, the Club is developing young people’s capacity to live successfully as self-sufficient adults and engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being. Our teens even prepared a full Thanksgiving meal to share with our staff members.
To further their impact, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation organized a national volunteer day with 2018 grant recipients. On Nov. 3, employees from Sprouts Farmers Market participated in 28 volunteer activities across the nation during the Sprouts Day of Service. Nearly 400 Sprouts team members and their families donated upwards of 1,600 hours of volunteer time in a single day.
Close to 20 employees from Sprouts Farmers Market locations in San Diego County volunteered at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, assisting with gardening and kitchen maintenance. Volunteers cleared over 70 bags of green waste and reorganized the kitchen in time for fall camps.
For local media coverage of our Sprouts Day of Service, check out the following articles: