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Posted on: January 18, 2023

United Way and City Partner to Bring Born Learning Trails to Community

Lois Jackson

The Greater Longview United Way is excited to announce a partnership with the City of Longview to bring Born Learning Trails to the community. Born Learning Trails are outdoor learning spaces designed to support early childhood development and promote physical activity.

These trails, which will be located in parks throughout Longview, feature interactive signs and activities that encourage parents and caregivers to engage with their young children in fun, educational ways. The trails are designed to be used by children from birth to age 5 and will focus on key areas such as literacy, math, and science.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with the City of Longview to bring these innovative trails to our community," said Dr. Evan Dolive, Executive Director of Greater Longview United Way. "The Born Learning Trails will provide a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers to engage with their children in a fun and educational way, while also promoting physical activity and early childhood development."

The City of Longview is also excited about this partnership and the opportunity to provide these valuable resources to the community. "The Born Learning Trails will be a great addition to our parks and will provide a fun and educational way for families to enjoy the outdoors together," said Scott Caron, Director of Parks and Recreation.

The first trail signs will be installed at Lois Jackson Park in the coming weeks. In June 2023, in collaboration with Greater Longview United Way’s Day of Action, trail signs will be installed at Broughton Park. The Greater Longview United Way and the City of Longview will be working together to identify the best locations for additional trails and to raise the necessary funds to make them a reality.

For more information about the Born Learning Trails or the Greater Longview United Way, please visit www.longviewunitedway.org/bornlearning.

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