By Adriana Ragland
Hello, my name is Adriana Ragland and I am an intern here at MAP. I worked for MAP from 2007-2011, but now I have returned as an intern through the social work program at Niagara University.
During my internship at MAP, I planned the first Growing Green Alumni Reunion. The alumni reunion took place July 18, 2015 at the Massachusetts Avenue farm. There was a barbecue and plenty of time for all of us to catch up with each other.
I thought the reunion was a good idea to see how MAP impacted people that were once part of the program. Alumni were able to come with their family and complete a survey measuring the effectiveness of the program. Alumni were interested in learning about the changes that have happened to the Growing Green program since they left. We talked to them about the new specialist positions and the MAP Your Future Program.
Everyone was excited to see how much MAP has grown and developed over the years. I’m happy that a lot of people showed up to the event. From the feedback we received, the event was great.
I can’t wait to hear when the next reunion for Growing Green will happen. Be on the lookout as well!