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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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Black Women Find Healing (But Sometimes Racism, Too) in the Outdoors

Kaiser Health News

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To encourage more Black people to explore outdoors, individuals and organizations in Colorado are working to address underlying barriers such as access to transportation and gear, as well as fear and concerns of safety. Despite the groups still encountering "frustrating" incidents with other outd...

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Halls of game: Bingo centers are unheralded pillars of the Corpus Christi community

Corpus Christi Caller Times

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In Texas, bingo is considered a charitable operation and can act as a revenue source, offering a significant contribution to the funding of many 501c(3) nonprofits, but it also "nourishes the community in other, less obvious ways." Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the bingo operations around...

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Mother-daughter trio brings the great outdoors to children living in the city

WEWS-TV

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A mother-daughter trio started the nonprofit See You at the Top as a way to get children engaged in outdoor sports where there is traditionally a lack of people of color represented. The program has reached hundreds of families who have participated in activities like skiing, snowboarding, and bi...

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National organization repurposes summer camps, combating ‘summer slide' in reading and math

KXAN-TV

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As summer programs across the country shut down to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School summer program in Austin tried was forced to quickly pivot to virtual learning. They had to make large technological purchases, hire a help desk staff, reached out to volunteers, a...

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To Rethink the School Run, Get Rid of the Cars

CityLab

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The United Kingdom is encouraging students and parents to ditch their cars for bikes, scooters, and walking with the adoption of “School Streets.” The initiative halts vehicular traffic from using roads in front of schools, creating a safe space open for walking and cycling. School-related traffi...

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In Rwanda, Learning Whether a ‘Smart Park' Can Help Both Wildlife and Tourism

Atlas Obscura

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Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, once a conservation failure, has been revitalized with fences, patrols, and new technology to become a successful wildlife park. The government partnered with conservation group African Parks to manage the national park, which has led to an increase tourists, patro...

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