OMF has done its share of youth programs, from the Alive Expo Children’s Corner to our Green Football Camp. However, when the opportunity was presented for us to reach youth on the West Coast, we jumped at the opportunity.
Oakland Technical High School, located in Oakland, California is home to a bevy of celebrities, some of it’s most popular alumni include:(Academy Award Winning Actor & Director) Clint Eastwood, (Singing Group)The Pointer Sisters,( NBA player)Leon Powe , (NFL Super Bowl Champion) Marshawn Lynch, (NFL QB) Josh Johnson, (MLB legend) Rickey Henderson and not to mention our Executive Director, Masika Mughelli.
The Tech students have an environmental club who’s garden was in desperate need of a little TLC. The request was simple, paint for the plant beds, fruit trees, seeds, starter plants, work bench and pop up tent. With the dream list in hand, OMF along with the Alumni class of 1995 began fundraising and collecting resources to make this dream happen. It’s amazing what a few seeds, plants and fruit trees can do to revitalize and inspire our future “Eco -Champions”.
“It is our job to inspire the youth, but it is also our job to get in the dirt with them to show our support. Words of encouragement and the passing of knowledge can only go so far, it’s what you do that leaves the mark.”- Ovie Mughelli, Founder