Young people gathered in Twinsburg Township this past weekend for the inaugural Field Day event, which is targeted toward children ages 1 to 15.
The event was organized by Nicole Lewis, a 2011 graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Institute of Summit County. The Neighborhood Leadership Institute is funded by the United Way and promotes grass root community building. The program includes an 11-session curriculum that includes classes on leadership topics ranging from strategic planning to neighborhood development.
The Institute also helps participants serve as advocates for their families and their communities, along with hosting and promoting public events. The Field Day celebration was promoted by printed posters and word-of-mouth. Lewis estimated that approximately 75 children attended. Planned activities included team-oriented games, lunch, ice cream and dancing. To apply for the Class of 2012, visit www.uwsummit.org/NLI/NLI.htm.
Below are some photos from the Field Day celebration:
India Lawson shows off her wire craft creations.
Nicole Lewis hands out a certificate of participation at the end of the day to a happy Twinsburg Township youth.
Girl Scouts volunteer Cynthia Barnes engages children with crafts.
Prof. Constance Longmire of Kent State University (third from left in back row) promotes college attendance at the Field Day event.