Each summer during the month of July, Balance, Inc. provides a summer recreation program for children with developmental disabilities between the age of 5 and 15. This program pairs up each child with volunteers who spend each day going into the community for recreation activities such as swimming, visiting museums, zoos, nature parks and reserves, water parks, and much, much more.
The volunteers are primarily high school and college age students who devote 40 to 100 hours during the month to this program. Many students use this as a way to collect community service hours. Each summer more than 30 students volunteer to assist with the 24 children who participate in the program. Volunteers need to be at least 15 years old.
This program’s funding relies on donations from individuals and local businesses.