Captain Planet Foundation and Voya Financial partner to bring Project Learning Garden® to Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco elementary schools!

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Captain Planet Foundation’s (CPF) Project Learning Garden Program is replete with opportunities to support inquiry-based, immersive learning experiences in STEAM education for students of all levels and ages. In conjunction with applied principles of project-based learning, gardens provide teachers and students with outdoor laboratories full of natural phenomena to be observed, explored, questioned, and investigated. Gardens provide meaningful anchors where standard learning objectives merge with real-world experiences, making many of the concepts we teach relevant and relatable to students’ lives.

And let’s not forget the yummy stuff! School gardens provide an excellent opportunity to develop young palates for a variety of fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. CPF’s mobile cooking cart, complete with a Vitamix blender and induction burner, gives school teachers everything they need to do a harvest and tasting event in the garden or classroom year-round.

To be eligible, an Entrant must be nominating an accredited elementary school located in the following Territories:

For California: School must reside in a school system of the greater San Francisco metropolitan area.

For Georgia: School must reside in a school system of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

For New York: School must reside in a school system of the greater New York City metropolitan area – specifically in the boroughs of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island.

Voya PLG schools will receive:

  • Five raised garden beds
  • Fully-equipped Mobile Cooking Cart to prepare garden-fresh recipes
  • Access to CPF’s online garden-based lessons, spanning all content areas and grade levels
  • Materials and supplies to support project-based lessons and garden-based learning activities
  • Online professional development and training for teachers
  • Strategy for summer garden maintenance
  • Voya Employee volunteer day for garden installation
Package valued at $6,000

About Voya Financial

Serving the needs of 14.7 million individual, workplace and institutional clients, Voya is a leading health, wealth and investment company that provides products, solutions and technologies that help Americans become well planned, well invested and well protected. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is purpose-driven and is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. To learn more click here

Voya Associates — do you know of an elementary school (K-5) in the Atlanta, New York City, or San Francisco regions that you think would benefit from an awesome schoolyard garden program? Nominate a school to receive Project Learning Garden using the form below and we will send them an invitation to apply and give you a shout out for your nomination!