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November 19, 2016: WCVB | 5 FOR GOOD

Inspiring CrossFit kid helping homeless youth

 

November 9, 2016:  A Bright Space for Local Children

SANFORD – There’s a new Bright Space for children at York County Shelter Program’s family shelter in Sanford.

Bright Spaces are designed to provide children in crisis with a dedicated, warm, enriching area to play and learn. This new location is made possible by members of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, Bright Horizons at Portland, Kettle Bells 4 Kids, CrossFit Casco Bay, CrossFit Harpoon and York County Shelter Programs (YCSP).

The shelter is “thrilled to partner with community-focused partners, especially when it comes to improving the lives of our children,” the organization stated in a news release. “Studies have shown that children of all ages thrive when they have a safe place in which to explore the world around them.”

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November 8, 2016:  A Place to Play

Nick Beal of CrossFit Casco Bay puts the finishing touches on a new playground at the York County Shelter Programs family shelter on Riverside Avenue in Sanford, while Amie Owens of Kettle Bells 4 Kids looks on. The two entities partnered with the Bright Horizons Foundation to make the new play ground possible. Currently 14 people in several families live in the shelter, about half are children. TAMMY WELLS/Journal Tribune

SANFORD — Until a week ago, children who live at the family shelter on Riverside Avenue had a rusty old swing set to play on.

Now, they’ve got a brand new swing set and a playset with a slide — a place to be a kid, a place to get some exercise, a place to burn off energy — a place to play.

The playset comes through the combined effort of Kettle Bells 4 Kids, CrossFit gyms and the Bright Space Foundation, which works to provide children with spaces to learn and have fun.

On Monday, as CrossFit Casco Bay owner Nick Beal put the finishing touches on the new, cedar playset, York County Shelter Programs Clinical Director Jen Ouellette and Development Coordinator Lucas Labbe talked about the family shelter.

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September 10, 2016:  Crossfit New England

Amie Turrill Owens and Katrin Davidsdottir talk about kettlebells4kids and the importance of fitness in the lives of homeless children and families.

August 12, 2016 – “Ribbon Cutting For New Playspace at SMOC Shelter”

FRAMINGHAM – After ripping the paper chain across the door, the children could not wait to play with the firetrucks and puzzles inside the new “bright Spaces” play area in the South Middlesex Opportunity Council’s Pathways family shelter.

The shelter located north of Route 9 in Framingham is home to 14 families currently, and 12 children.  READ MORE >

“Local boy raises $10K for homeless kids”

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