Every year butterflies either migrate thousands of miles or enter into a dormant phase to spend the winter. They migrate or hibernate to cope with the harsh season, and then emerge or make their return trip home. This April and May BEP is launching The Return of The Butterflies campaign. We have all endured a particularly harsh season, and are eager to celebrate our emergence and return.
The campaign celebrates the second growing season in our community garden, the jumpstart of new programming and local partnerships, and investment in our infrastructure and dream building. For the next two months we will be fundraising for the aforementioned through social media, and at local events and outings.
Programs & Partnerships
BEP GARDEN CLUB
BEP's Garden Club teaches not only teaches Butterflies to plant, grow, tend, and harvest produce, it instills healthy and sustainable habits. We are growing food to donate to the local community and pantries, as well as creating self-care and flower arrangements from our bounty!
BEP JOB READINESS
BEP's Job Readiness Class prepares Butterflies looking to land their first jobs, and those who are looking to obtain better ones. The course also focuses on financial responsibility, such as saving and budgeting. Once the girls complete the program, they will receive job placements at our partner vendors.
BEP is teaming up with the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center to provide our Butterflies with singing, acting, and dancing lessons. Butterflies are honing their performance skills in this course, and will be presenting their talents in the Butterfly Showcase on May 1st.