World Wide Day of Play = FUN!

By September 19, 2014 September 30th, 2017 Club Events

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Kids of all ages are invited to the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie today to celebrate the annual Day for Kids. The afternoon is planned full of fun, food and games!

Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Boys & Girls Club from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In conjunction with Nickelodeon’s World Wide Day of Play, today’s celebration highlights the importance for young people to stay actively engaged. Today, too many youth are facing serious issues that can deprive them of a happy healthy childhood and negatively impact their future. Day for Kids celebrates the life changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day by encouraging adults to spend meaningful time with young people and engage in fun and active play. Each year Nickelodeon shuts off all cartoons for three hours to encourage young people to get out and get active.

 

Today’s activities will include inflatable games, games, contests, food and tons of fun!

Kids, parents, families and community members are invited to attend today, September 19 form 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club at 1710 S. Madison Street, Muncie, IN 47302. All activities are free of charge and no membership is required to attend.

Day for Kids aligns with Boys & Girls Club of Muncie’s overall initiative to help young people become more actively engaged in their community, live a healthy lifestyle and achieve academic success. The ‘play’ incorporated in the Day for Kids event fosters creativity, imagination, exploration and helps kids develop and master various skills.

Supporting kids is a critical issue for our nation where kids are in crisis.

Today’s generation is estimated to be worse off than their parents. Our nation’s graduation rate ranks 22nd among 28 countries and three out of 10 kids are obese or overweight. One in 5 American kids live in poverty. Muncie has the third-highest poverty rate of all cities in Indiana, behind only East Chicago and Gary. Additionally more than 40% of children live in poverty in southeast Muncie.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has created engaging educational resources to help communities encourage and develop positive relationships with kids.  A year-round web site, www.dayforkids.org, provides tools, resources and tips that support their interactions with young people.

When school’s out, clubs are in.

Day for Kids is also part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Great Futures Campaign. The Great Futures Campaign aims to redefine the opportunity equation for America’s kids and call attention to the critical role of out-of-school time in reversing the negative trends facing today’s youth. With the public’s support, Boys & Girls Clubs will inspire and empower more kids toward success through life-changing programs and resources.

For more information about Day for Kids, contact the Boys & Girls Club at (765) 282-4461 or email frontdesk@bgcmuncie.org.