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Eating Appreciatively

After spending time at Real Food Farm, Communications Intern Tavon Johnson wants to know: Why aren't we thankful for food every day? Why is an appreciative mode of thinking largely reserved for one day in the entire year?

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Meet the Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leaders

The crew leaders for our Mission Thrive Summer program work alongside the youth participants, leading, teaching and mentoring them. Get to know our 2015 crew: Morgan, Kyle, Lydia, and Jeremy.

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Youth will Learn Collaborative Way to Work out Differences

When conflicts arise among the high school students in our youth summer program, Mission Thrive Summer, they’ll use a proven, productive method called restorative conflict resolution. Learn about this collaborative approach to problem solving.

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Mission Thrive Summer Gears Up for Third Year

The Institute for Integrative Health in partnership with Civic Works’ Real Food Farm is just a week away from launching the third year of our youth summer program, Mission Thrive Summer.

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Flipping the Script on Stuffed Peppers

This recipe for Italian chicken & barley stuffed peppers, prepared during our Five Times a Feast class, is a healthy, nutrient-rich twist on the classic meat and white rice variety.

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Fostering Community with Healthy Food

Five Times a Feast, our newest community program, kicked off its first eight-week session. Participants from Amazing Grace Lutheran Church gathered to learn about healthy eating and cook delicious meals for the week ahead.

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New Program Removes Barriers to Healthy Cooking

Our new community program, called Five Times a Feast, shows participants in a fun and social setting, how to prepare healthy meals efficiently and affordably.

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Sharing Our Mission Thrive Model Nationally

In a workshop led by the Institute's Brandin Bowden, educators and community leaders from across the country learned how we're preparing urban teens to lead healthy lives.

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Students Become Teachers at Teen-Led Health Expo

As our Mission Thrive Summer program concluded this week, participants shared their new knowledge by organizing a health expo in Baltimore that attracted more than 100 people. A visit from Kentucky YMCA's Y-Corps made for a fun surprise.

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Teens Spearhead Community Health Fair

Mission Thrive Summer students will share what they've learned over the past six weeks at a public health fair of their own creation in Baltimore on July 1. See scenes from last year....

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Chef Len Visits Mission Thrive Summer

What’s the right way to butterfly a chicken breast, so it comes out thin and even? The expert, Chef Len King of McCormick & Co., showed participants of Mission Thrive Summer how to get it done.

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Garlic, Garlic Everywhere

More than 25 Baltimore City high school students started our Mission Thrive Summer program this week. The unofficial theme of day four: garlic! Check out these highlights...

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