ABOUT SPONSOR:

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 282 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation.

The Links, Inc.– Team Up for Healthy School Gardens Program Winners

Congratulations to The 2016 The Links, Inc. Team Up for Healthy School Gardens Winners. Sponsored by Jamba Juice, 18 inspirational youth garden programs from around the country were selected to receive garden grant packages valued at $500 including one grand prize winner who will receive a package valued at $1,500.   Each of the grant recipients is working with members of their local chapter of The Links, Inc., a national service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry, to build successful gardening programs that will positively impact youth in their community.

2016 Winners include:

Grand Prize Winner:  Tiger Academy Elementary School - Jacksonville, FL, Bold City Chapter of the Links

Booth-Fickett K-8 School Garden - Tucson, AZ, Tucson, Arizona Chapter of the Links

McKinley Environmental Magnet School - Bakersfield, CA, Bakersfield Chapter of the Links

Del Mar Heights Elementary School - Del Mar, CA, San Diego Chapter of The Links

Girls to Women - East Palo Alto, CA, Peninsula Bay Chapter of the Links

Geraldine Johnson Elementary School - Bridgeport, CT, The Fairfield County Chapter of the Links

Hiawassee Elementary School - Orlando, FL, Orlando Chapter of the Links

Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts - Tampa, FL, Tampa Chapter of Links

Lions Math & Science Christian Academy - Waukegan, IL, Harbor Lites Chapter of the Links

Impact Charter Elementary School - Baker, LA, Baton Rouge Chapter of the Links

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 Inclusion School - Dorchester, MA, Boston Chapter of Links

Thomas Stone High School - Waldorf, MD, Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of the Links

Petree Elementary School - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Winston-Salem Chapter of the Links

Nativity Miguel Middle School - Buffalo, NY, Buffalo (NY) Chapter of the Links

Boys and Girls Club of Bellport - Bellport, NY, Eastern Shore Chapter of the Links

KairosPDX Grows Learning and Exploration Garden - Portland, OR, Portland(OR) Chapter of The Links

DIG IN! smART Garden at Highland Park Commons - Chattanooga, TN, Chattanooga Chapter of the Links

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church - Marshall, TX, The East Texas Chapter of the Links