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KOOP wins Award!

KOOP's Board of Directors, Executive Director and Playworkers are beyond excited to be recognized by the Junior League of CU and to receive the Community Impact Award for our work in Champaign- Urbana & beyond. You'll find KOOP hosting its own camps and after school programs, partnering with public parks and libraries, working with public schools and activating public spaces in the name of child- directed play. We've worked tirelessly to bring play to the children of CU and to educate adults on play provision and meeting children's needs. What an unexpected but beautiful acknowledgement that this work is impacting the lives of citizens of all ages in Chambana. Thank you so much! We'll use th

Thanks & Giving

Summer Adventure Play Camp: https://vimeo.com/368056225/05099e116a In counting my many blessings, my mind goes straight to the children and families we served this year. I love this work so much and meeting children where they are, providing them an opportunity to bring their inner worlds out into the open is gratifying, humbling and a true privilege. From the bottom of my playworker heart, thank you. Thank you for coming to after school. Thank you for signing up for winter, spring and summer camps (and filling them all!) Thank you for meeting us all over town as we activate public spaces in the name of child- directed play. Thank you for raising money for scholarships last year that enable

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