Food Justice Garden Interns Announced for 2021

This summer, our high school ministry welcomes four interns to learn about and participate with local food justice efforts. These interns will be involved in telling the story of our Giving Garden through videos, photos, and blog posts. They will also help lead the Right Time Wednesdays events with the rest of the youth ministry, which may include event planning, publicity, leading devotions, and peer ministry.

We look forward to their involvement. Here they introduce themselves.

Hi, I’m Ava Logan, and I am a sophomore at Great River High School. I was baptized and grew up at Gloria Dei and am currently about to be confirmed and want to make an impact on my neighborhood for the better by supporting those who need food security. I am very interested in gaining more knowledge about gardening and ensuring food security for those in need. This is my first experience in a program set for bettering our community’s health and safety, but I am very excited about how I can expand after this. This summer, I will be helping out with videos, taking pictures, and writing for the blog.

Hi, I’m Zoë Lee, a sophomore at Highland Park Sr. Highschool. I was baptized at Our Saviors Lutheran Church and grew up at Gloria Dei and I will be getting confirmed very soon and knew that I wanted to somehow serve and provide for
the community at Gloria Dei. I am interested in learning more about gardening and food justice through this opportunity and am excited to help others with food security within the neighborhood. I haven’t yet gotten an opportunity to help
others with food justice or other needs until now, and I am so excited to be able to have the chance through this internship. This will be a very grounding experience and will be the start of what I shall hopefully continue to volunteer for
in the future. This summer, I will be helping out with videos, taking pictures, and writing for the blog. If you see us working, come say hi!

Hey there!!! I’m Lillian Challifour, but you can call me Lilly. I am a current junior at Henry Sibley high school. I was baptized and grew up at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and completed my confirmation and knew that I wanted to continue to find a way to difference in our neighborhood. I am particularly interested in helping children, and making sure that kids in the neighborhood who live right around me have enough to eat. I’m also very interested in educating myself and the people around me about social justice and equality for all minorities. As well as being apart of the LGBTQ+ community, it is extremely important to me to not have hate for anyone in our community. We all should have the privilege of being treated with respect. In the past, I’ve helped at Project Home, Feed My Starving Children, weekend backpack program, gone to local protests, and gone to many seminars about bettering, protecting, and helping our community. This summer, I will be helping out with videos, taking pictures, and writing for the blog. If you see us working, come say hello!

Hi! I’m Annika Wilkowske. I’m in 8th grade at Roseville Area Middle School. I’ve been going to Gloria Dei since 2013. I’m interested in social issues and want to contribute to change. I’m a competitive swimmer and I run track. I live music and art, I think it’s so cool how both can be so meaningful. I’m really excited to be working with the justice gardening squad and to learn more about what I can do to impact my community!