Support the Wellbeing of Young People: Create Opportunities to Play This Summer

Curated by Vicki Stockbridge

Summer may seem far away, but it is right around the corner as many of us are experiencing fresh flower blooms around us. As you may have guessed, many summer programs, are preparing for an engaging 2022 summer, and have already opened enrollment.

Our young people need the connections found not only in school but also in sports, after-school programs, and the countless other activities that were scaled back or halted due to health concerns over the past couple of years. 

Summer programs can be a fantastic way to transition back into group interactions. Camps, academies, and out-of-school programs offer learning and developmental growth delivered through fun and engaging models.

It’s not too soon to begin your search for the program that your family will enjoy!  Programs seem to be filling up fast.  We’ve compiled a few resources here that may be helpful in your quest for summer fun!

YDN – Youth Development Partner Programs:

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Playworks, a nonprofit that promotes child development through play activities, last year published practical ways to keep kids active – and socially and emotionally healthy. This article still provides key suggestions and resources.  To explore the article click here

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