Improving early childhood development is critical to the success of our children. At the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), one way we help children thrive is to make sure they have safe places to play.

PBS News Weekend recently featured KABOOM!, a nonprofit working to build or improve playgrounds throughout the United States. With volunteer support, they’ve worked on more than 17,000 playgrounds that eliminate physical barriers to access and create communal spaces since their founding in 1996.

In Drew, Mississippi, children and families did not have a local playground. We partnered with KABOOM!, We2gether Creating Change and the City of Drew to change that. Community volunteers, KABOOM! team members and WKKF staff came together to build Drew’s first playground. This playground promotes the healthy development of children and families, and help Drew residents easily access a safe play place.


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