Seeds of Awareness

By Staff from GenerationOn

This project was inspired by Brandon Massey from HandsOn Suburban Chicago in Arlington Heights, IL and Ginelle Testa from Boston Cares. Each project engaged youth in growing and nurturing plants as part of a project to promote peace and leave a legacy of kindness for others to follow.

GenerationOn’s Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign calls upon youth ages 5-18 to promote peace and create positive change in their schools and communities by engaging in simple acts of kindness or service projects. The campaign honors Martin Richard, an 8-year-old who was tragically killed when the second of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, to help spread his message of peace and kindness and to carry out his wish for a more peaceful world.

The project gives participants a chance to identify your insecurities, bury them as seeds in a garden or a planting pot, and watch them grow into beautiful flowers/nurturing food.

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Encouraging Hopes and Dreams

From VOBS Staff, Voyageur Outward Bound Schools


Exploring Life Experiences

From TPP Staff, The Possibility Project

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