SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Volunteers from Delta Air Lines and Utah Community Action join KaBOOM! to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours.
The new playground will be located at Utah Community Action’s largest Head Start facility, the James R. Russell building in Salt Lake City.
This site serves over 200 kids per day with high quality early childhood education. The kids served in this community typically have fewer opportunities to engage in active play, especially in a well-designed learning environment where they can learn cooperative, pro-social skills that lead to greater educational success and resiliency.
The Head Start program targets low-income families in order to provide increased opportunity for early learners who stand to gain the most from educational services that promote healthy development.
Play is essential for healthy development, and for many of the Head Start kids, daily attendance in one of the classrooms is the single greatest opportunity to play freely with other students and learn critical social-emotional skills that predict greater educational success.
The playground is part of a broader effort led by Delta Air Lines and KaBOOM! to ensure communities have great places for kids and families.
This playground will be the 24th build by Delta Air Lines. Thhe partnership between Delta Air Lines and KaBOOM! works to create an oasis where kids feel valued and loved, and where their potential is supported, nurtured and celebrated.