​​COVID-19 Response: Addressing Food Insecurity & Financial Crisis

The GRYD Foundation and Mayor’s GRYD Office successfully pivoted and modified Summer Night Lights and Fall Friday Nights programming to comply with COVID-19 public health guidelines while responding to the related economic crisis. 2020 activities included grab-and-go meals, food staples with healthy options and fresh produce boxes to address food insecurity; hygiene kits; fitness and arts activity kits for use at home to promote wellness and stress reduction; and online wellness, fitness, cooking, arts and educational skills classes – available on GRYD Foundation YouTube Channel and Summer Night Lights YouTube Channel and our social media channels.

​These videos highlight our COVID-19 relief efforts and the power of our programming to engage diverse groups in positive activities centered on community building and youth development.

Summer Night Lights

Summer Night Lights (“SNL”) operates at 32 locations across…

​Fall Friday Nights

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Youth Squad 360

​Youth Squad 360 takes place throughout the year with an emphasis…