Education for All Ages
Lifelong learning is an important part of a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle. Matthew 25 works to provide education for students of all ages, from learning about healthy food and cooking classes, to DIY and home maintenance.
2,000+ People educated in growing healthy food
3,000+ Youth educated on energy efficiency
120 Educational programs held in 2022
A critical part of a healthy neighborhood is not only access to healthy food, but the knowledge required to make healthy meals and snacks, shopping on a budget, food storage, and other important food-related concepts.
We start working with students at a young age and go beyond what’s taught in the classroom. As kids grow, we build on the food education, and work to reach adults interested in learning how to garden, new ways to cook vegetables, or shopping for healthy food on a budget.
Youth Development Program
The Cultivate Hope Youth Development Program is a paid opportunity for high school students to develop and hone various skills in preparation for life beyond the classroom.
Let your kids get their hands in the dirt and play with their food during our Food Camps for grades K-8. Students learn where food comes from, how to make healthy food and snacks, and so much more.
Matthew 25 partners with Cedar River Academy at Taylor Elementary to supplement regular school lessons, from sustainability and food waste to learning to make healthy snacks.
Adult Classes and Workshops
Become a lifelong learner with classes and workshops for adults through the Urban Farm, Groundswell Cafe, or the Cultivate Hope Corner Store. Check out our Calendar to find upcoming events.
Take a Look at What’s Happening
Check out what we’ve been up to lately and what’s coming soon. Learn about upcoming events and other ways to get involved.
Summer Stories: Youth Development Program, Week 8
The final week of Seed Crew came full-circle as the students did their last harvesting, tried a new recipe, and gave presentations about what they learned this summer.Read Article
Summer Stories: Youth Development Program, Week 7
This week included some unique learning opportunities with field trips to Wickiup Hill and the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.Read Article
Stories of Impact
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
A volunteer team finished some much-needed repairs for a neighbor with a brain tumor during our annual Transform Week. These repairs helped make the home livable and has inspired the homeowner to do more to make it feel like a home, including hanging up pictures.
Stories of Impact
Derecho Repairs Help Home and Family
A mother of two received much-needed derecho repair assistance through the PATCH Program. Every bit of work on this home created peace of mind and alleviated serious stress, but also created a safe environment for her family.