Hometown/Richmond! is a year-round youth engagement collaborative addressing the risk factors associated with economic inequality, poor academic performance, and crime & violence. Students learn a strong work ethic, the biology and engineering of urban agriculture, and will serve those less fortunate by supporting a local rescue mission farm plot.
Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front NHP supported this collaboration by highlighting public service careers and by working as the community resource partner for Straight Talk On Prison's (STOP) academic intervention—Community Works Program. The Community Works is a civic engagement curriculum that teaches students about their rights and responsibilities as citizens and their ability to bring about meaningful change in their hometown.
STOP's community works program aims to demonstrate that an engaged community is a safe community and by providing skills and opportunities to youth BEFORE they turn to less wholesome alternatives. Students learn a strong work ethic, the biology & engineering behind urban agriculture & will serve those less fortunate by supporting our local rescue mission farm plot.