Taking indoor programming to the park
February 28, 2020
Shakeera Solomon from Vision of Hope Resource Centre in Brampton says:
“When I was a kid, everyone was in the park.”
It’s true. And it’s also true (as proven by research) that kids today don’t spend as much time in the park. The question is, how do we get young people off the couch and back into parks?
In 2019, Shakeera’s organization applied for and received a TD Park People Grant. The grant was for Vision of Hope’s Youth Council to take monthly programming outside, into the park.
Here’s what they learned along the way.