The Lawn Academy – Roses for the Elderly, Veterans, and Disabled
Grantee Name: The Lawn Academy
Project Name: Roses for the Elderly, Veterans, and Disabled
Grant Location: Detroit, MI, USA
Funding Partner: Fox
Project Description: The Lawn Academy is partnering with Wayne State University School of Medicine Honor Society – Aesculapians and the Michigan Veterans Foundation to plant rose bushes for the elderly, veterans and persons with disabilities and special needs in the city of Detroit. The Lawn Academy provides a college immersion program for youth ages 11-19 and to further develop their character through service to others. The Lawn Academy focuses on providing a positive college and career planning experience early on to spark the conversation at home.
In addition, youth learn volunteerism, responsibility, and leadership skills by providing lawn care services, free of charge, for the elderly, veterans and persons with disabilities and special needs in Detroit. We want these residents to know they are loved each time they see their beautiful roses that were planted specifically for them by youth who understand the value of service to others.