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Children at Inner Harbour Campus design dream playground with help from KaBOOM! and MetLife Foundation

August 12, 2011

Alfred, 10, is one of more than 25 children and young adults receiving help at the Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus who shared their ideas for their dream playground yesterday with Erica Lieberman, associate director of client services with KaBOOM!

Children from the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus just outside Atlanta put crayon to paper August 11 to draw their dream playgrounds as part of a KaBOOM! project for the campus.

Elements from the children’s drawings will be incorporated into the final design for the new playground, which will be sponsored by the MetLife Foundation and built by volunteers from MetLife, Barnum Financial Group and Youth Villages next month on the Inner Harbour Campus.

KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving play. Today’s kids spend less time playing outside than any previous generation in part because only 1-in-5 children live within walking distance of a park or playground. This “play deficit” is having profound consequences for kids physically as well as mentally and socially. Children desperately need a place to play every day in order to be active and healthy. For 15 years, KaBOOM! has been fighting the Play Deficit and saving play by ensuring there is a great place to play within walking distance of every child.

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Inner Harbour children design a dream playground , posted with vodpod

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