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Programs that promote recreation and fitness. These stories center on sports, recreation, and physical fitness, as well as the facilities—such as parks and camps—that support such activities.

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‘I'm not the only one who has a mom in jail': Camp reunites locked-up mothers with their kids

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

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Wisconsin’s Camp Reunite is bringing together women experiencing incarceration with their children. The camp was hosted at Taycheedah, a correctional facility in Fond du Lac, WI, and while the kids were there had less security and more carnival games. Parental incarceration has a strong effect on...

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New playground at Hope Harbor provides children with a safe space

Nebraska TV ABC

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Hope Harbor, an emergency and transitional shelter in Grand Island, Nebraska, is renovating its facilities to include a playground for the shelter’s children. Funded by various grants, the new addition will provide children experiencing housing insecurity with an outlet to be creative and play du...

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At this L.A. supper club, refugees share food and memories of the lives they left behind

Los Angeles Times

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A monthly supper club in Los Angeles brings refugees together to share meals and stories from their homelands. The supper club is sponsored by an organization called Miry's List, which also helps new arrivals to the United States find housing, community and support through various crowdsourcing e...

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The loneliness problem in L.A. starts with traffic. Could it end with a walk?

Los Angeles Times

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Rates of loneliness are increasing across the United States, as people rely on technology rather than human interaction for their day-to-day lives. To directly combat this, a man in Los Angeles created the People Walker app that allows people to request walks in order to create connection.

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Designing the Butterfly-Friendly City

CityLab

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As the monarch butterfly nears endangerment, cities across the US are integrating butterfly-friendly spaces into their urban environments. Such spaces reside in schools, firehouses, parks, and more, and they enable the butterfly to rest, feed, pollinate, and procreate at any stage in their lifecy...

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Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous

The New York Times

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In the United States, most playgrounds are equipped with the same types of monkey bars, slides and swings, but a few are replacing these typical options with "dismembered store mannequins, wooden packing crates, tires, mattresses" among other things. Following the success of similar "adventure" o...

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