Our next PLAYtalk presenter is determined to bring play everywhere, especially to low-resource communities in the United States. James Siegal is CEO of KaBOOM!, the national non-profit that seeks to give all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with play. KaBOOM! is dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America.
James Siegal says that, in addition to building play spaces in low-income neighborhoods, KaBOOM! urges local leaders to take steps to create equitable, kid-friendly cities. “The conversations about improving cities all too often ignore the needs of kids and families,” he says.
Most recently, KaBOOM! hosted The Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million competition to help kids access innovative play spaces.
For his PLAYtalk, James will discuss “Transforming Every Day Spaces into PLAYces”.
PLAYtalks are our Play Conference version of TED Talks. They will be a series of 15-20 minute dynamic, entertaining, enlightening, engaging, inspiring, informative talks by thought leaders in the play world.
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