Playspace Equity: Redefining Community Engagement and Reducing Barriers

Community Engagement, Listen & Learn, Social Justice

Play is the true work of childhood. Whether on the playground, in the classroom, at home or in the community, playing allows children and youth to explore their world, take risks, make mistakes and feel achievement. Through play, children develop critical social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally and gain confidence in themselves and their connection to community. On Oct. 27, 2021, Points of Light joined Morehouse College and KABOOM! for a conversation that defined playspace inequity, where it’s happening, and how communities are coming together to remove barriers and create access to quality spaces to play, learn and thrive.