by Nate Imig
The Y strives to provide a safe, welcoming and fun environment for families across the nation. The Y wants families to join them so they can grow healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy community.
So the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee presents the: Passport to Play Program (also Play in the Parks). This grassroots initiative encourages families to get outside, to get moving and to enjoy a night of games and activities. The program is also part of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Milwaukee County Parks.
Passport to Play is offered September through May and it’s held at nine Y Centers each week. Then there’s Play in the Parks, which is the summer version of Passport to Play. Play in the Parks is offered June 11th through August 20th at six different parks throughout the Milwaukee area. All of these events are free. The goal is to get families to participate in games that promote physical activity, healthy choices and family bonds.
So I ventured out to the West Suburban Program Center in Wauwatosa during the Passport to Play Program. I spoke with an energetic and passionate group of Y volunteers, as well as some Passport to Play families. Click the podcast below to hear how Passport to Play is keeping Milwaukee’s youth safe, healthy and strong.
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