Impact Stories



AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER

See highlights from Mission Thrive Summer, a new enrichment program that engages Baltimore City high school students in  farming, cooking, nutrition education, fitness, leadership training, and mindfulness.  Learn more

 
 
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Joey, a Baltimore City high school student

JOEY'S MOM ON MISSION THRIVE SUMMER

Here's what Joey's mother had to say about her son's Mission Thrive Summer experience:

“Before, he would only eat tomatoes if they were on a sandwich. He never ate fruit. Now he loves to sample things, and that's what's important. He's willing to try things. Joey brought home a tomato plant they gave him at the farm. He's on the computer researching how to care for it." Read more

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Institute Fellow Kirstin Aschbacher, PhD

SUPPORT 'WHEN I NEEDED IT MOST'

“The Institute supported me at a time in my scientific career when I needed it most, and it continues to enable me to push toward new risky areas in which I believe that science can really make a difference." Read more

 

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Damonte, a recent Baltimore City high school graduate

A 'JUNK FOOD KING' REFORMS

Walking the halls of his Baltimore high school with a backpack full of chips and soda, Damonte was known to his friends as the “junk food king.”

Like many of his classmates, he shied away from the school’s lunch offerings, opting instead for processed snack foods from the corner store, two blocks away.  Read more