The Children’s Place Summer Swim Program gives kids in the day treatment program the chance to enjoy the water.
All children in the program have survived neglect or abuse.
Three local families let the kids use their pools.
High school volunteers buddy with the kids to make them feel safe in the water.
“We try to give them these fun experiences. We do have field trips on a regular basis, to the zoo or to parks,” Roxane Hill, Vice President of Development and Communications at Children’s Place said. “Just giving them those happy childhood memories they can take away with them.”
The Summer Swim Program is in its 25th year.