Get ready for Bold Goals and Big Ideas! The KaBOOM! 2nd annual Playful City USA Leaders' Summit, made possible by the Humana Foundation, will bring together select Playful City USA teams that are at the vanguard of growing the playability movement.
The exclusive, invitation-only event will serve as a forum to:
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit organization dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by ensuring all children get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults.
At KaBOOM!, we know that play can transform children – from sedentary to physically active, bored to mentally active, and solitary to socially active. As most people already grasp, play – in all its forms – is a powerful thing. Society’s well-being begins with a child’s well-being, and play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. But today, play is losing out to TV, video games, structured schedules, declining recess time, and a lack of access to safe play spaces. This means the decline in active play’s benefits for children: healthy bodies, resilient and creative minds, social activity and emotional well-being. KaBOOM! has long promoted these benefits and worked to stem their decline, building more than 2,300 playgrounds in 17 years.
Sponsored by the Humana Foundation, Playful City USA is a national program from KaBOOM! that recognizes and advances the efforts of cities across the country to ensure their children get the play they need to become healthy and successful adults. KaBOOM! created the Playful City USA program in 2007 to build a powerful network of cities committed to infrastructure investment, policies and programming that get children playing more.
In 2013, 217 cities and towns in 43 states earned Playful City USA recognition.
For more information, visit Playful City USA on KaBOOM!.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Humana is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. The Humana Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. and supports charitable activities that promote healthy lives and communities.