School is out and the kids are excited about the warm summer months ahead!
Although the summer brings warm weather, longer days and fun activities, parents may be struggling to find activities in our local community to keep their kids safe, learning and having fun. The special Summer Break Edition of the BHA Banner is designed to promote some local options for parents and their children living in the Crestmont, Reverend Butler or Walnut Woods communities. Our goal is to make sure parents know there are plenty of options for summer fun throughout Bloomington—and the BHA is here to help support your family’s summer plans!
Be sure to check out the summer safety tips to make sure everyone can stay away from illness or an unexpected visit to the doctor.
Not being in school and receiving the school lunch can be an extra grocery expense for parents. Did you know there are daily free meal programs for kids throughout the public housing community? Be sure to read for announcements from Community Kitchen, Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church and Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. And there is the Crestmont Food Pantry at 3pm each Thursday in the Community Building thanks to Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Are your kids interested in baseball, computers, crafts or the environment? Well, there is probably a local camp or activity happening this summer for those interests! The edition of the Banner is full of ideas and possibilities. Be sure to fill out the BHA Summer Scholarship application if your kiddos need some financial assistance to attend a camp or summer program. If you are still not sure, unable to decide or know exactly what they want to attend, set up an appointment with our Step Up Program Coordinator to navigate the options or to enroll! Just call 339-3491 x115 or stop by the BHA Main Office and ask for Tara Todd, Step Up Program Coordinator.
And, I dread to mention going back to school when the summer has just started, but be sure to check out the Back to School Bash announcement so your kids can get FREE school supplies for next school year courtesy of the City of Bloomington HAND Department, Resident Council and the BHA.