KaBOOM! say on their homepage:
"Our children are playing less than any previous generation, and this lack of play is causing them profound physical, intellectual, social, and emotional harm. Not enough playspaces are being built; those that exist are often in disrepair.
- Kids are overscheduled
- In their free time, many choose to stay indoors, lulled by television, computers and video games.
What they do:
Constructing innovative, kid-inspired playspaces, using a community-build model that improves the well-being of the children we serve as well as the neighborhoods in which they live. Sharing the knowledge and tools needed for anyone to find, improve, and/or build playgrounds on their own. Building a broad movement driven by research, analysis, policy, and community engagement.
In saving play, we are creating:
- Healthier, happier, and smarter children
- Greener cities
- Better schools
- Stronger neighborhoods
Visit their homepage!