Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary > Living Proposal 2012-present

Living Proposal is a pilot project of the Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary. Chavez took the proposal off the page and implemented it in Old North St. Louis. The Living Proposal offers free summer arts and educational workshops for youth. Workshops focused on bees, the environment and the benefits of urban gardening and preparing healthy meals. Since 2012, eighty-five middle school students have participated. in 2014, a paid summer jobs and a youth mentorship program was created for young adults 15-23 years old. Over the past two seasons, six young adults have been employed by the Living Proposal.