Employ Young Leaders

Imagine a world where a young adult can start their own garden, grow food with their neighbors, and lead others to increase food access in their communities. 

At Grow Dat, nearly 100 youth and young adults collaborate to grow 25,000 lbs of food for their community and engage in deep learning and rigorous leadership development.


At Grow Dat, young people from across New Orleans come together in a safe, welcoming space to engage in deep learning and communication across race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and other differences. We believe in supporting the work of young people as they develop the skills and experience to be leaders in a diverse and inclusive society.

And we need your help. We're asking you to donate as generously as you can this holiday season to support this critical work. Let's come together to help young people build a more just and compassionate community!

“I feel my time here has been very educational and eye opening. I've learned a lot about the world around me and the food system overall. I've become inspired with cooking, gardening, and helping my community. I also made friends.”

- 2017 Crew Member

Give in Honor of a Loved One

Celebrate this holiday season by participating in Growing the Green, Grow Dat's alternative giving campaign. If you are interested in giving your gift in honor of a loved, one please include their name and address in your gift. We will be happy to send your loved one a beautiful card with information about how your donation level nurtures young leaders and healthy communities. 

Your generous contribution helps hire nearly 100 youth each year to participate in leadership development programs while growing 25,000 pounds of food for their community.

Take the Lead!

Spread the word and sign up as a Growing the Green fundraiser to recruit other participants. Click the grey "Become a Fundraiser" button above to begin. If you need help setting up your page, contact Cassie Reeves at Cassie@growdatyouthfarm.org.

Thank you so much for your support! Warmest wishes to you and yours during this holiday season.

With gratitude,
The Grow Dat Team


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