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Peace in the Prairie

To the Prairie Annual Trip

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We are fundraising to support our annual trip to a Missouri prairie with youth from St. Louis.

Story Stitchers Youth Council is creating a new public presentation involving prairies for 2020. We are very happy to be welcomed back to Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve as part of this project.

Story Stitchers has been fundraising but we are a little bit short, just $3,000, of the funds needed for the annual prairie trip.

Will you help us reach our goal to make this trip happen as it has for the past 3 years?

The raw material, knowledge, facts about prairies, (ideas and photographs) for this will take place in September during the day through guided hikes and workshops for 16-24 year old youth in writing and photography and then an overnight experience for the 18 - 24 year olds.

“Being able to experience an environment of peace is different than what I am used. I live in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri where I hear ambulances along with gunshots near my home every night. The trip allowed me to know that there is more to life than what I’ve been used to. I would like to change my mindset by being more adventurous and trying new things to expand my horizon.”

Is the path towards peace through Missouri's endangered prairies?

Peace in the Prairie expands the experiences and artistic body of work of African American youth in the Collective, addresses the community need of understanding violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both youth and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri's unique natural heritage in its endangered prairie lands.