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Harvest Ninja is drawing local and national media attention. Below are a few articles or other news coverage. A press release announcing Harvest Ninja follows the media list.

We hope that this may inspire you to start a Harvest Ninja program in your own community.


• Channel 3000 (WISC-TV, CBS news affiliate, Madison, Wisconsin)
An interview that includes a clip featuring a “shout out” about Harvest Ninja from First
Lady, Michelle Obama (from a recent trip Liam Kivirist made to the White House).



• The Monroe Times

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Liam Kivirist:  liamkivirist@rocketmail.com

Home telephone:  608-329-7056

Monroe Area Youth – “Harvest Ninja”   Lead Community Change on Global Youth Service Day, April 28, 2013

“Harvest Ninja” is a youth-led initiative designed to address hunger

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Monroe, WISCONSIN – On April 28, 2013, Harvest Ninja has launched at the Loaves & Fishes Community Meal.  It has brought together children and their families eager to help address hunger and food insecurity in Green County. These young people join millions of others around the globe who are celebrating Global Youth Service Day.

Harvest Ninja will ask families in the Green County community to gather the fruit from unpicked trees and donate the fruit to both the Loaves & Fishes Community Meal, a monthly free meal for the hungry and for those welcoming some companionship during a meal.  Harvest Ninja plans to accomplish this by providing tools such as apple pickers and a ladder along with support, community outreach and heaps of ninja fun.

Now its in 25th year, Global Youth Service Day recognizes the positive impact that young people have on their communities 365 days a year. GYSD is celebrated in more than 100 countries with youth-led service projects.

“Congratulations and thanks to the young people of Green County, Wisconsin for their work through Harvest Ninja to improve their community,” said Steven A. Culbertson, president of YSA (Youth Service America), the founder and chief convener of GYSD. “On Global Youth Service Day, the world stands in awe as we see what’s possible when kids take the lead as change-makers.”

“My community has untapped abundance to provide to the hungry, all we need to do is pick it,” says Liam Kivirist, youth organizer of Harvest Ninja.  “I feel that awareness is the biggest problem.  If we help people understand these issues of hunger, change can start to happen.”
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