Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab teaches and inspires

The Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab, a non-profit in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood, founded by executive director Toni Anderson, educates youth with a Sustainable STEAM curriculum–science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Through the S.K.Y. Council, it teaches teenagers (7th – 11th graders) about indigenous cultures while modeling civic and environmental responsibility. In 2015 and 2016 the S.K.Y. Council journeyed to Kenya to walk in the steps of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai. In 2017, they studied indigenous cultures in the Grand Canyon.

The Sacred Keepers Youth (S.K.Y.) Council is a special group dedicated to making the world a better place through the study of climate and culture. The S.K.Y Council functions as the philanthropic youth group of the organization. They will be responsible for organizing service learning projects and fundraising campaigns to bring awareness to and fund global sustainable projects for indigenous cultures affected by climate change.

The role of the Council is to bring harmony, solutions, knowledge, and tools to the community and the planet it represents. It is the Council’s duty to peacefully collaborate, selflessly serve, seek wisdom, grow, share and advise — to promote peace and equality for people and all living things.

Who wouldn’t want their teenager enrolled in this? The 2017-2018 application deadline is September 23rd.

The SKSL garden (48th & King Drive) is ADA accessible but the lab itself (4445 South King Drive, 2nd floor) is not.

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