Food justice a civil right? Back Walk Out Knockout MLK Day

For: Seeds in the Middle Hip2B Healthy Kids
Organizer: Seeds in the Middle and Public School 221
of $5,000 goal
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Raised by 5 donors
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The Story

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls,” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Support the dream. Boys and girls of all colors will be holding hands and marching on Martin Luther King Day!

Do you think all children should have equal access to fresh food, fitness and a quality education. Do you think all children have the right to grow up in a safe, healthy neighborhood?

WE DO! And we think Martin Luther King, Jr. did, too!

Support students, families and educators for their Walk Out the Knockout Color Run/Walk to support Seeds in the Middle. They Run2B Healthy. 

Come to the Hip2B Healthy Market Farmstand, fun indoor activities from 10-12 and if you're in the 8th grade or younger, take part in our Oratory Contest. Can you say "I Have the Dream" speech the best. Win the iPod!

Let's surpass the $5,000 to get underprivileged, deserving kids an array of educational, arts and health programs and maybe even fund a new farmers market or two. We've got only days left to show you care!

Seeds in the Middle,
named by fourth graders, inspires parents, educators, students and their community to access all opportunities for well-being, quality education and greening their environment. We are joyful, respectful, educational and engaging. We nurture the whole child.  LIKE US on FACEBOOK: Seeds in the Middle - to see photos of what we do!

Our community is appalled at stories about the so-called Knockout Game, depicted in the media as violent African-American teens randomly punching vulnerable pedestrians.

Some folks brand the so-called "Knockout Game" as an urban myth. Well, urban myth or not, public school students are stepping up to show they do NOT support violence and seek successful, productive futures. They blast such criminal actions as "disgraceful" and "pathetic."

They're asking you to sponsor them so they can get affordable, positive school and after-school programs in their neighborhoods that keep kids safe and off the streets.

Seeds in the Middle offers comprehensive, anti-obesity packages to schools, focusing on our most underserved children, families and faculties. We empower and educate everyone to get healthy and scale disparities. Students are the actors who create their own nourishing, green, quality environments. We are the bridge!

Our event starts at Seeds in the Middle's first Hip2B Healthy school - PS 221 in Crown Heights, a neighborhood with one of New York City’s highest obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates. Walk/run is at noon.

Seeds in the Middle is the proud founder of two farmers markets in underserved central Brooklyn, creating easy, affordable access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

We also sponsor Soccer for Harmony youth and adult tournaments. We are proud to boast that our focus 4th grade class in 2012 surpassed citywide average scores on standardized tests!

At Seeds in the Middle, we teach how to grow, how to market, how to access and prepare nutritious food, how to exercise, how to engage in the arts, all the elements needed to promote life-changing lifelong health.

Our partners come from all walks of life: chefs, athletes, educators, artists, builders and more. We cross cultures. We transform gray into green, destitution into inspiration.

Your funds will give children the chance to:

  • Grow Edible Gardens
  • Run a Hip2B Healthy school market selling nutritious snacks for as little as 50 cents
  • Cook healthy with master chefs at school and serve their parents and grandparents!
  • Get fit with soccer, running, dance and more
  • Enjoy classes where professional partners coach teachers and students to integrate all of these hands-on joyful lessons into common core curriculum in math, science, literacy, social studies and more.
  • CREATE NEW FARMERS MARKETS in underserved neighborhoods
Seeds in the Middle is a 501c3 charity so donations are tax-deductible. We are very small, but our students are leading the way to greater accompishments.

We are model for replication for any school. Our youth prove their star quality everyday. Please support them and pledge now! Feel free to contact us!

Contact us at [email protected]
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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 1, 2014

Posted on June 1, 2014

The Heavy Pedal Pushers are getting ready. There's more than a dozen of us!
Phyllis and Mamzelle are city teachers!
Vida is a medical student
Kirsten is coaching soccer for kids for us.
Warren and friends are creating change in Community Board 9.
Mr. Long - lead heavy pedal pusher - ready to roll!
Let's go! Donate now! Please!!!!!!!!
For kids and fair and equitable access to fresh food, fun active programs and quality health and education for all!
Go, heavy pedal pushers!
Thanks to all of you!

Posted on January 7, 2014

Posted on January 7, 2014

You can now register online for Martin Luther King Jr Day event
Go to this link:

Posted on January 5, 2014

Posted on January 5, 2014

Kids honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in a Walk/Run vs Violence and for healthy neighborhoods with easy access to fresh food, fitness and quality educatioon! Rev. King said: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Break the silence. Support the kids.

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