Our Incentive Program
Hope Road's PYD Points
Positive Youth Development Points
PYD (Positive Youth Development) Points for Hope Road Youth and Adolescents
During our 12-week programs, Grow to Live (and Hope Road Radio), participants are incentivized for completing their short assignments each week. For every 30 points earned, a reward is given. It is important to earn points every week as rewards increase if you consistently earn points. You must complete all the tasks to receive the reward.
First set of 30 Points = $25 Gift Card
Second set of 30 Points (for a total of 60) = $50 Gift Card
Third set of 30 Points (for a total of 90) = $75 Gift Card
Fourth set of 30 Points (for a total of 120) = $100 Gift Card
For our 2021 program, here are the dates when gift cards will be awarded:
Saturday, June 5: By this time, participants have had the opportunity to earn 30 PYD points. All families that have submitted proof of their activities over the last three weeks will receive a $25 gift card.
Saturday, June 26: By this time, participants have had the opportunity to earn 60 PYD points. All families that have submitted proof of their activities over the last six weeks will receive a $50 gift card.
Saturday, July 17: By this time, participants have had the opportunity to earn 90 PYD points. All families who have submitted proof of their activities over the last nine weeks will receive a $75 gift card.
Saturday, July 31: Participants will earn the last 10 points in the program for attending this event and have a total of a possible 120 points. All families who have reached 120 points by this session will receive a $100 gift card!
All tasks required to earn points must be submitted by Thursday night before the Saturday on which the award is delivered. For example, to earn the $25 gift card on May 29, you must submit your tasks by 8:00 pm Thursday May 27.
Also, if you miss the deadline for the first set, you will not be allowed to submit the points that were due on May 29 for the June 19 reward cycle.
It is free to participate in Grow to Live, but you and your child could earn a total of $250 just for learning how to grow your own food at home!