Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Safe Space for Kids

The kids may be excited that it is February break, but for some parents, this means the added pressure of figuring out a safe place to send their kids. The "Safe Space for Kids" program at the Erwin First United Methodist Church offers a solution for 25 of these families.

The free program, meant for low income families, is a mix of education and activities. Each day the kids enjoy trips to educational locations, like the Onondaga Historical Society and Museum of Science and Technology. They also participate in activities like bowling, ice skating and arts and crafts.

"It's an enriched environment where they get to do things and see things that they would probably not otherwise be able to do or see," Revered Wendy Rhodehamel says.

"Safe Space for Kids" lasts until Friday, from 8:30 until 5:00 each day. Although registration is full for this break, the program is definitely something for parents to consider for next year's February break.

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