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Ka boom! slideshow

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  2. 2. What is KaBOOM?<br />A Nationwide non profit dedicated to saving play by creating play spaces for every child in America<br />Strives to equip communities and community leaders with resources, inspiration and support<br />
  3. 3. The Problem: “Play Deficit”<br />Too few play spaces being built<br />Those that exist often in disrepair <br />Fear surrounding lawsuits and safety trumps common sense<br />Therefore…<br />Sterile, uninspired play environments<br />Recess is being eliminated from many schools <br />Kids are overscheduled<br />In their free time, many choose to stay indoors, lulled by television, computers and video games<br />
  4. 4. The decline of play is closely linked to:<br />Childhood obesity <br />Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity, anxiety disorders and depression <br />Violence and other behavioral problems <br />Stunted social, cognitive, and creative development <br />Lack of green spaces in cities and suburbs <br />Fragmented communities <br />Failing schools <br />
  5. 5. Solutions<br />Constructing innovative, kid-inspired playspaces, using community-build model<br />Improves well-being of children and their neighborhoods<br />Sharing the knowledge and tools needed for anyone to find, improve, and/or build playgrounds on their own <br />Building a broad movement driven by research, analysis, policy, and community engagement<br />
  6. 6. Potential Results<br />Healthier, happier, and smarter children <br />Greener cities <br />Better schools <br />Stronger neighborhoods <br />
  7. 7. KaBoom, HWS, & the Geneva Partnership<br />Side projects August 27, 2011 at:<br />West Street Elementary<br />Geneva Community Center<br />Geneva Middle School<br />
  8. 8. What we need from Build Captains<br />Guidance<br />Construction experience (if you have it)<br />Enthusiasm<br />Task division<br />General safety monitoring <br />Community Center:<br />Bench/picnic table installation<br />Various landscaping<br />West St:<br />Play structure install<br />Paint stand install<br />Walking path<br />Middle School:<br />Climbing dome install<br />landscaping<br />
  9. 9. Phase II – Spring 2012<br />New Build Playground – location TBA<br />Your opportunity to join this partnership with<br />City of Geneva<br />HWS Colleges<br />Lowe’s<br />Finger Lakes Health<br />Ramada<br />Geneva Community Projects<br />

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