Friends of Great Kids Farm (Friends) is dedicated to supporting the equity commitment outlined and implemented by Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) in general and Baltimore City Public Schools’ Great Kids Farm specifically (an overview given below (linked here). Additionally, Friends is committed to applying an equity lens in the recruitment of new staff and board members, actively recruiting board members who reflect the demographics of our City Schools’ students and who have come through the Baltimore City Public School system. The board is currently made up of sixteen members, including seven members who are BIPOC, eleven who are Caucasian, ten women and six men.
The City Schools’ Farm to School (F2S) team strives to promote equity in its programming and operations. F2S activities should reflect the equity-centered vision and policy of City Schools and those of the Baltimore City Department of Planning. Our commitment also draws on the National Farm to School Network’s Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool for Farm to School Programs and Policy, which includes a rubric for assessing F2S initiatives with an equity lens. Please find more specific information regarding the implementation of this policy linked here.