Remember playing outside until your mother called you in for dinner? Today’s children probably won’t. In the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average American boy or girl spends as few as 30 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day, and more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen. This shift inside profoundly impacts the wellness of our nation’s children and in turn their children. We are committed to creating spaces where our children and youth can breathe clean air and touch nature.
Montessori Preschool: WorldLegacy Project
This WorldLegacy Leadership project involved landscaping an outdoor area and installing play equipment and sand boxes for underprivileged infants, toddlers and young children up to the age of six. The vision of NC98’s project was to allow children to experience the out-of-doors in a way that allows them to connect with nature. The landscaping included a fenced in area with nature paths, shrubbery, trees and plantings. Budget: $30,000. February 2008.
Methodist Child Development Center, Raleigh, NC
NC74’s Leadership project performed extensive landscaping including ponds, landscaping, and fencing for this day care center. Budget: $18,000. June 2005. NC74.
The Poole Road Transitional Housing Site, Raleigh, NC
NC 40’s Leadership project installed a 30’ by 36’ playground area, complete with play structures, benches and landscaping. Budget: $24,000. September 2001.
Agape Corner School, Durham, NC:
NC39’s Leadership project built a beautiful playground for children and their families. Budget: $30,000. August 2001.
The Epiphany House, Raleigh, NC:
The Epiphany House is a transitional home for homeless women and children. NC31’s Leadership project upgraded a children’s playroom, garden and library. June 2000.