Monthly Archives: February 2023


Karma for Cara Foundation awards microgrants to youth 18 years of age & younger who spearhead exceptional service projects in their communities. Microgrant recipient Lauren (17) from TX used her award to fund a project she calls Ag Literacy. Lauren is passionate about both literacy & agriculture: as a second grader, she struggled to be successful in school, but after an ADHD diagnosis and an intervention thanks to Literacy United, she learned that her brain just works differently than others, overcame her learning difficulties & became an avid reader. As a FFA member, Lauren learned about the role agriculture plays in our world and the importance of advocating for the future of the industry. So she combined the two passions in a project to visit all the second-grade classrooms at an elementary school in her hometown as a Guest Reader every six weeks where she shared an ag-related book with the classes and provided students with a book of their own to take home.