Implementation for KaBOOM! builds
KaBOOM! strives to increase the integration and connection of children and youth into the planning and implementation of community-built playspace projects from Design Day through to Build Day and even through to the maintenance and upkeep of the playspace. The KaBOOM! community-build model instills confidence and creativity in the community, empowering and inspiring citizens to continue working to create positive change in their communities. These impacts can and should extend to children, as they are equally important members of a community.
The youth engagement plan deliberately integrates children into the community-build process. The activity guide includes lesson plans that parallel the activities that would be undertaken by a community-build playground planning committee. The lesson plans are meant as a guide and can certainly be modified to meet the needs and desires of your students and the community. They follow the PARC model: Preparation, Action, Reflection and Celebration. Each activity should integrate these four elements for maximum effectiveness with students.
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