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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

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

OUR PROGRAMS

Food Education

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.

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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.

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Food Camps

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.

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School Outreach

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.

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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.

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Latest News

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.

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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.

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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.

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Summer Stories: Youth Development Program, Week 6

How can we make the world a better place? That was just one of the topics explored by our students this week.

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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.

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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.

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