What We Do

 

 

As we move forward, we expect we will evolve so stay tuned.

 

 

 

VG Network is an organization for college students, created by college students. We are about student leadership and intergenerational mentorship. We recruit students to build a supportive community where our students develop the soft skills they need to thrive in the real world.

 

Students should feel confident when they graduate from college, but without hands on leadership experience, many today don't. That is why each college student in our Student Leadership Program plays an important leadership role either within our organization or the surrounding community. Some students join the Development Team, working in areas such as marketing and fundraising while others are Project Leaders, planning and coordinating a garden installation event in the community.  We connect students with all the resources they need to be successful, including a mentor we’ve selected just for them.

 

On installation days community members of all ages  come together to install Victory Gardens.

 

It’s that simple--students developing leadership, communication and project management skills while building community and planting gardens.

 

In addition, Project Leaders work with Haven House youth for two hours during the installation of their Victory Garden. Not only will this let the kids get their hands dirty, but it will also give them the opportunity to spend time with a cool college student. We hope the time they spend together will be a positive experience for everyone involved.

 

Stay tuned to hear from our students about their experinces. For now you can learn a little about our student interns by checking out Our Team

We will install homefront Victory Gardens for people who meet one or more of the following criteria:

 

  • Those who cannot afford to install a home front garden

  • Those who have never grown their own food

  • Those who are physically incapable of installing their own gardens

  • Those who do not have access to fresh food

 

We will always plant these Victory Gardens on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. We will provide the cylinder blocks, soil, seeds, seedlings and volunteers.

Our Goal is to realize Our Victory by:

  • Providing a focus for students’ efforts and projects

  • Enabling people to grow their own food

  • Promoting community engagement

  • Building community

  • Encouraging students to “learn-by-doing”

  • Gaining from and giving to something bigger than ourselves

  • Developing a student-run leadership program

  • Going back to our roots

  • Celebrating victory for student mentorship, engagement and leadership opportunities