Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Talahi Community School a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to build a adaptive playground at Talahi Community School.
The grant is part of Let’s Play, an initiative by DPS to provide kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority. Unstructured, child-directed play has proven to help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, yet today’s kids have less time and fewer opportunities to play than any previous generation. As a result of expanded Let’s Play grants and projects, more than 1 million kids will benefit from new or improved playgrounds around the nation by the end of 2016.
“We are really excited for all our students to have access to social play on this new playground,” stated Kate Flynn, Principal. “We are eager to get the project underway.”
This grant will help to bring our adaptive playground into creation in a big way. It will help our children who just do not have a playground like this. Our adaptive children will now have an opportunity to engage in social interaction and play without the restrictions that some playgrounds pose.