On July 30, over 200 volunteers came together to build a new playground at KIPP Indy. The playground was built through a unique partnership between Delta Air Lines and KaBOOM, a national nonprofit that builds playgrounds. The playground was officially available for play during the first week of school.
KIPP Indy is thrilled to have this new playground on campus. KaBOOM! believes play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored, and, solitary to physically, mentally, and, socially active. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has been dedicated to the bold goal of giving all kids – particularly those growing up in poverty in America – the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. With its partners, KaBOOM! has built, improved and opened nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids.
Our new playground at KIPP Indy is the 14th built by Delta Air Lines and KaBOOM! Delta supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community.
At KIPP Indy, we’re excited that the new playground will bring more than 1,000 kids in Indianapolis one step closer to having the play-filled childhood they deserve. In building this playspace together, we are making it easier for all kids to get access to safe, balanced, and active play.
Thank you to KaBOOM! and Delta Air Lines for helping give our students a space to play!