In July, Border Partners staff were honored at the sixth grade graduation at the Ignacio Zaragoza School. This is the school where your donations have helped support school gardens growing nutritious vegetables and nutrition classes for students! Thanks to our HEAL grant, we have also been able to add new sports equipment to their gym. Our lead staff, Juan and Juana, were the guests of honor joining teachers and principals onstage.
Our annual summer school began soon after that with sports, manners, art and music classes for local students. Besides that our crew worked hard building more greenhouses and gardens, teaching zumba classes and organizing sports activities – including several soccer tournaments.
As for the fall, this is the fourth year of the Healthy Eating Active Living grant we receive from the Paso del Norte Foundation. In the next few months expect to see more gardens, greenhouses, health workshops and sports activities!
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