Business Is Jammin’ (BIJ) in partnership with United Way Halifax is organizing and running a Community Garden project (CGP) that aims to empower African Nova Scotian youth between the ages of 8-18 through social entrepreneurship/enterprise.

Under United Way’s Neighborhood strategy, BIJ is investing in a CGP project to increase opportunities for youth to participate in the community, provide ways to empower/engage the community of all ages and to have youth believe that they have the power within themselves to create a brighter reality for themselves, and for others, than they in the past thought was possible.

The community Garden project will aim at helping youth start social enterprises in their communities and empower youth to feel they have more choices for their future and the confidence to carry out their choices, through education and the practical “hands on” approach of growing and operating a small local business is a goal we can all contribute to.  To foster an inner environment of generosity in a grassroots philanthropy approach, where the youth feel empowered in giving back to their community and making a difference in the lives of others.