GHS Roots & Shoots Club wins grant for community garden

On April 26, members of the Greenwich High School (GHS) Roots & Shoots Club — Renè Jameson, Sophie Lindh and Sara Stober — participated in and won the first annual school grant competition sponsored by Pitch Your Peers (PYP), a Greenwich-based women’s organization focused on philanthropy towards local charities. Held at Americares in Stamford, GHS students presented to PYP members and mentors, including former GHS graduate Kirby Grabowski and Roots & Shoots faculty advisor Kathy Mendez.

The $3,000 grant money earned at this invite-only competition will be used to fund the upcoming GHS Roots & Shoots Community Garden of Hope — a collective community service project founded and led by René Jameson, president of the Greenwich High School Roots & Shoots Club with Neighbor to Neighbor focused on combating food insecurity in Greenwich.

Second place winner, The Stanwich School, earned $2,000 towards their program to support Friends of Autistic People (FAP) and Sacred Heart’s team will use its $1,000 third place prize to create an oral history project for Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation and Health Care facility.

Greenwich High School team members Renè Jameson, Sophie Lindh and Sara Stober with their Pitch Your Peers mentor Kirby Grabowski and GHS faculty mentor Kathy Mendez.

Greenwich High School team members Renè Jameson, Sophie Lindh and Sara Stober with their Pitch Your Peers mentor Kirby Grabowski and GHS faculty mentor Kathy Mendez.

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