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Keller Moms, Sons Build Benches and Paint a Sensory Path for Christ’s Haven families

 

KELLER, TX, [October 19, 2021] – All children need a place to play. Imagine a place that also has painted activities that take children through a series of movements designed to regulate the child's energy, provides a calming strategy, and is an entertaining place to release energy.

 

The young men and moms with the Keller Chapter of Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) provided just a place for the children and families at Christ’s Haven. They painted a sensory path with activities and games for the children and built benches for their caregivers to watch them play.

 

As children follow the sensoy path and complete the movements, they work off excess energy and develop their gross motor skills. The various movements on a path are often designed to engage different parts of the body and brain, from frog hops to spins and wall pushes. Sensory paths can be especially effective for students who experience frustration, anger, or other sensory overloads.

 

"Our wish is that the painted activities on the sensory path provide the kids a place that allows a reset after a stressful day or is simply just a fun place to go," Jodi Majewski, Vice President of Philanthropy with YMSL. “And we hope the benches provide the caregivers the perfect spot to watch the children.”

 

About Christ’s Haven

Christ’s Haven for Children provides a Christian environment in which children in need of basic care can grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is an option outside of the traditional foster care system for displaced children and teens in which a married couple lives in each of Christ’s Haven’s homes with up to eight children and teens. Christ’s Haven practices a trauma-informed-family-based model of care that encourages the children and teens to heal from their past trauma and envision and embrace a bright future.

 

About Young Men’s Service League

Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) offers moms service opportunities and time together with her son(s) to grow their relationship and to instill in their sons a heart of service. Additionally, throughout its four-year program, YMSL teaches comprehensive leadership and life skills to develop young men to be the confident and compassionate leaders of tomorrow. At the end of the 4-year program, each young man will have served no less than 75 hours to those in need in his community. The majority will be served as a mother/son team.  

 

YMSL represents over 10,000 moms and 11,000 young men as part of more than 100 chapters across 16 states. One hundred YMSL chapters combined should result in more than 400,000 volunteer hours for this service year. WWW.YMSL.Org

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