We PARTNER law enforcement officers with at risk youth, with the ultimate goal to compete together in a 10K race in their city.
Project Sprout took root in founder Nadia Shabazz’s backyard. Her family had a need for fresh produce since the nearest supermarket only carried semi-spoiled bananas and tomatoes. Shabazz started small, planting leafy greens and berries. When it came time to harvest, she gave extras away to neighbors. She began to see drastic improvements in her children’s health and thought that everyone on her block could benefit. She began inviting neighbors who didn’t have gardens to come plant on her land.
“As long as they see that you're passionate and you're there to help them, they open up to you and see you as a big brother.”
— ANdy salcido, LAPD community safety partnership
Our mission is to build a relationship between law enforcement and the community, teach the importance of goal setting and self discipline, and increase health and wellness through physical activity.