The infographic below summarizes the funds given by Monsanto Fund in 2012 as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program.
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Generating Entrepreneurial Spirit
Junior Achievement Argentina and Monsanto have been working together since 1998 to generate an entrepreneurial spirit in children and youth that allows them to achieve their goals within a framework of responsibility and freedom.
In 2006, this relationship grew when Monsanto decided to work with Junior Achievement Argentina to develop a new program focused on rural enterprises. The result was the creation of Our Field (Nuestro Campo in Spanish), a six-session program designed for students aged 13 to 15.
In the Our Field program, students learn the importance of education for their future and the role of … Full Article »
Learning Where Food Comes From
The Made in Manitoba Breakfast program is organized by Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) – Manitoba, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization that works to connect Canadian teachers and students to agriculture.
The program travels across Manitoba feeding students full, hot breakfasts made with products from Manitoba farmers. Before each breakfast, the students take part in an education program that helps them explore the agriculture industry and learn where their food comes from.
“The Made in Manitoba Breakfast program is an exciting and engaging way to connect students of all ages to where their food comes … Full Article »
First-grade students in Chico, California — considered picky eaters by their parents — literally ran to eat bok choy (a Chinese cabbage) after planting and growing the vegetable as part of a school garden program.
The Western Growers Foundation supported 20 school gardens throughout California with $30,000 from the Monsanto Fund. Each garden site received $1,500 plus a drip irrigation kit and a box of educational resources to help teachers transform gardens into outdoor classrooms.
Teaching students about agriculture and nutrition gives them the foundation to make lifelong healthy food choices.
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Teachers and students from 10 under-resourced Catholic elementary schools are using kids’ natural tendencies toward curiosity and inquisitiveness to develop a better understanding of and love for inquiry-based science through the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation’s St. Louis City Science Investigations (CSI) Project.
The three-year CSI project, supported by a $425,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, is made up of three components designed to change the dynamics of science education in urban schools — intensive summer and ongoing professional development in inquiry-based learning methods for teachers, summer science camp for students, and classroom practice.
The program gives teachers greater confidence … Full Article »
Wouldn’t you love the opportunity to donate $2,500 to your favorite charity? Through the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers can register for the opportunity to contribute money toward their favorite non-profit community organizations.
Since launching in 2010, the Monsanto Fund has proudly supported America’s Farmers Grow Communities and has invested over $7.3 million in local non-profit organizations across the country. This year, the program expanded by 26 additional counties and expects to contribute more than $3 million in 1,271 counties across 39 U.S. states.
In the past, winning farmers have supported various non-profit organizations including agriculture youth groups, … Full Article »
The Monsanto Fund is committed to supporting solutions that address education and community needs where our employees live and work. With more than 4,000 employees working at Monsanto’s headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, there are many programs supported by the Monsanto Fund focused on educating our youth and giving them a better chance to succeed in life.
A great example of this focus is City Academy. City Academy was founded on the mission to create a high-performing independent elementary school for committed families whose educational opportunities were limited by economic or geographical factors. City Academy stimulates intellectual growth while encouraging … Full Article »
In the U.S., every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school.
Sixty-eight percent of 8th graders can’t read at grade level.
American students ranked 25th in math and 21st in science, compared to 30 industrialized nations.
Rural communities face these challenges as much as the nation’s cities, but with even fewer resources than the urban areas. And more than 150,000 farm families call rural America home. That’s why America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is giving farmers across the U.S. the opportunity to help support 14 million students in rural America.
In 2011,the Monsanto Fund piloted this program in … Full Article »
Dateline Mexico: Feel, Imagine, Do & Share
Design for Change Mexico is an initiative that gives children the opportunity to express their ideas for a better world and to put them into action. Through four simple concepts – Feel, Imagine, Do, and Share, children from more than 30 countries are driving the change they want to see in their schools and communities.
Design for Change Mexico is supported by the Monsanto Fund and lead by EducarUno Foundation. Elementary and middle schools nationwide are encouraged to see beyond their location, their socioeconomic level or type of education and say “I Can.” … Full Article »
Healthy Futures Through Knowledge
For more than a decade, the Monsanto Fund has supported INMED Brazil in their quest to improve the health, nutritional status and environmental awareness of 1.5 million children in Brazil. Through the Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program, INMED is working to:
◦Reduce hunger among participating children by increasing the availability of nutritious produce through school gardens and nutrition education for teachers, school food workers and parents of school-age children;
◦Improve children’s health and nutritional status by increasing their access to nutritious foods, treating them for infections that rob them of vital nutrients, and educating them on … Full Article »