Kids Grow New York: Schools Team Up to Save Their Street Trees

by NYC Firm Schools on May 18, 2010

On Saturday, May 22nd at 9:00am four Upper West Side neighborhood schools, P.S. 166, Manhattan Children’s Center, P.S. 163 and The Mandell School will gather to care for their street trees on their respective blocks. By fundraising through sales of a calendar filled with their own tree artwork, Kids Grow New York is able to provide each school with flowers, t-shirts, and watering cans for Planting Day. Kids Grow New York is thrilled to have reached their goal to have both public and Firm Schools come together to make their neighborhood and community a better place.

Each year, Kids Grow New York is The Mandell School’s Kindergarten class community service initiative. Kids Grow New York focuses on how Mandell children and children at other schools around the city can influence their community and their world by caring for trees, planting and caring for the “green” parts of our neighborhood. This project serves as a model for the children to learn from, so that based on their own ideas they can start their own initiatives and projects in their upcoming years at Mandell.

For more information about Kids Grow New York visit their website:

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