Mr. Rogers Garden Program

Dedicated to providing long-term, community-based mentoring for at-risk young people. Putting talented young people on track for the future.

Catholic Charities’ partnership with the Mr. Rogers Program has resulted in one of Genesee County’s most successful mentoring programs. The program, originally developed by Mr. Wendell Rogers after years of working in the Michigan Corrections system, provides young men and women the opportunity to learn business and employment skills while experiencing active mentoring. The participants, often at high-risk for illegal activities, drug and alcohol use, and academic failure, work in a functional gardening program where they are responsible for all phases of the business from planting to harvest and sale. Program director Greg Gaines and his team work with program members at two garden sites: Ebenezer Ministries in Burton and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Flint.

Contact: Greg Gaines
901 Chippewa St # 1
Flint, MI 48503
Phone: (810) 232-9950

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