Growing School Gardens: How a Chicago-Based Nonprofit is Positively Impacting Youth Through School Gardens
Adam Zmick, MBA 12, will speak about his experience as co-founder of Gardeneers, a nonprofit that sustains school garden programs for 2,000+ youth on Chicago's south and west sides.
Gardeneers cultivates customized school garden programs to ensure that each space and the students and communities who care for it connect with healthy food and grow to their full potential. The students in Gardeneers' weekly program learn about nutrition, community, and nature through experiential learning.
Adam will speak about his journey as co-founder, including how his experience as a Teach For America alum led him to see the need, the joys and challenges of leading a rapidly growing organization over the past five years, and the decision to seek a new leader for its next phase of growth.
Mr. Zmick earned a BS in engineering with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to co-founding Gardeneers, Mr. Zmick worked for startup companies in educational technology and agriculture. He is an alumnus of both Teach For America and Eduacation Pioneers. Last year, he was selected as Education Pioneers' EPic Alumni for the Chicago region, and in 2016, he was recognized by HBS as an Alumni Making A Difference.
DATE: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Pre-Pay REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at noon.
TIME: 7:00-8:30 am
LOCATION: Max & Benny’s (Brookside Shopping Center), 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
COST: Please prepay
Walk-in tickets at the door: $30.00
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