Deb Dull of Rocky Mountain Power, left, hands a ,500 check to Youth Garden Project Associate Director Erin Trim. The grant funding will help the nonprofit organization pay for its internship program.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Youth Garden Project to help cover costs of its internship program. This marks the 16th year Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has provided a grant to the Youth Garden Project.

The internship program teaches college students and young adults vocational and community building skills through experiential learning and leadership opportunities at the garden. The interns gain necessary life skills to grow and excel personally and professionally, while also becoming caring and involved community citizens.

“The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation partners with organizations to help support the growth and vitality of the communities we serve,” said Deb Dull, Rocky Mountain Power customer and community manager. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to provide this assistance for the Youth Garden Project’s internship program here in Moab where interns can learn to be positive role models in their community.”

The Youth Garden Project’s mission is to cultivate healthy children, families and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.

Youth Garden Project Associate Director Erin Trim said, “We are honored to receive this grant from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and value the Foundation’s support of our mission over all these years.”

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awards grant for internships