Whole Kids Foundation is by its nature a collaborative organization. We work to amplify efforts that directly connect kids with the roots of their food, spark their curiosity and encourage healthier food choices. The goal of spotlight stories like this is to celebrate the successes of innovative partners and inspire more opportunities to grow healthy kids.
Nearly 8 in 10 students (77%) in the U.S. from grades 5 through 12 say they want to be their own boss, 45% say they plan to start their own business, and 42% say they will invent something that changes the world, according to the Gallup-HOPE Index.
Roots for the Home Team believes that entrepreneurial aspirations and collective youth energy should be tapped today to help future leaders achieve their goals. Founded by Executive Director Sue Moores, the nonprofit employs teens from garden-based educational programs around Minneapolis and St. Paul to hone their leadership skills by developing recipes and making and selling salads that feature produce from their gardens.