Seeds in the Middle, a local nonprofit whose goal is "inspiring social change through sustainable health," has been building an impressive slate of programs for young people in Crown Heights over the past few years. This fall, they're seeking community support to take their youth soccer program to the next level. Currently serving nearly 100 kids at Hamilton Metz Park on Albany and Lefferts, the program, now in its third year, is always in need of volunteers to play and coach soccer with kids. The players come out on Tuesday and Thursday after school and Saturday and Sunday afternoons, starting tomorrow, September 15th. If you've got experience playing or coaching, consider spending some time with them.
Additionally, they are hoping to outfit their players with uniforms this year, and are looking for local businesses to sponsor individual teams. A sponsorship is $300, which buys uniforms (complete with the business's name, of course) and advertising in their materials. If you're a local business owner and looking to give back or get involved, more information can be found here.
Seeds in the Middle doesn't just do soccer - check out this excerpt from their newsletter for a better idea of the breadth of their youth programming, and check back here often, as ILFA hopes to post their events and initiatives regularly as they continue to develop.
Stay tuned this month for Crown Heights youth soccer (become a sponsor) for children age 5 to 12 (running for the third year for all kids at low-cost), first-ever Farmers Market in Crown Heights at Hamilton Metz Park with our own farmer, Roy Hildebrant of Iona Hills Farm, zumba at Public School 221 on Empire Boulevard... and more Hip2B Healthy programs. And chefs, food artisans - want to join the first TASTES of Brooklyn at the Borough Hall Greenmarket - partnering restaurants with farmers on Saturday, Oct. 15th, 11:30 am to 3 pm? Let us know. We're growing an annual culinary festival that celebrates our local growers and all Brooklyn's culinary ingenuity! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.