A new transformational program – Growing Leaders – sprung from the seeds the Western Reserve (OH) Chapter planted in the 2014-2015 Mound STEM School Urban Learning Garden program. The Growing Leaders transformational program furthers our partnership with the Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG) through its Green Corps program, which has existed for 20 years. Green Corps consists of 50 youth. They are Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students and receive summer employment, which involves planting and maintaining gardens throughout the City of Cleveland. Leveraging our strong partnership with CBG, we launched Growing Leaders by recruiting ten young women, aged 15-18, from Green Corps.