In today’s culture, people don’t always have the best perceptions of teenagers. But there is a tribe of young people stepping up to make our community better. Emily Lacey is one of those passionate people.
Emily decided she was going to find a way to improve the community garden at Kleiner Park. She went to her teacher, Trish Stoke, who suggested Emily apply for a grant from the National FFA Living to Serve organization. FFA invests in worthy community causes.
After considering Emily’s request, FFA approved the grant and the work went forward. She recruited a team to build six wooden trellises and two large raised beds which were installed and filled. It was a beautiful thing.
Because of her vision, willingness to seek help, and ability to make others see her vision, Emily got this done. Maybe you and I can draw inspiration from Emily and do something that makes the place we live a better place. Who knows, someone may see Jesus in us while we do it.