School/Organization: Northwest Neighborhoods
Project Leader: Chad Spore/Marty Hoeger
Description: The new Time Check Park on the Northwest side was rapidly becoming a place for unsupervised youth to loiter. There was vandalism and graffiti, as well as negative peer interactions. Cedar Rapids Neighborhoods, INC (CRN) believed that the provision of youth programming in the Park would serve to alleviate much of the potential for ongoing and/or escalating problems.
On Tuesday August 3rd, CRN kicked off a “Summer In The Park” program in Time Check Park. The program was held for a three-week period ending August 19. Northwest neighborhood volunteers staffed the program, Tuesday through Thursday from 9am – 4pm. Staff provided board games, crafts, music, traditional recreational games, and limited sports activities. A healthy, non-perishable snack was also made available. The money donated helped pay for all program supplies, as well as non-perishable snacks.
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