Born Learning Trail Coming to Logan Township

Born Learning Trail Coming to Logan Township

October 3, 2019 0 By newtownpress

THOROFARE – A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Oct. 5 during Logan Township Day celebrations for the opening of the Born Learning Trail at Township Line Park.

Logan Township Day will run from noon to 5 p.m., but the Born Learning Trail ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Women United, an affinity group of United Way of Gloucester County, partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Greater Swedesboro to install the Born Learning Trail at the park in Logan Township. The trail was installed by the Logan Township Public Works Department

The Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, engaging learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, grandparents and caregivers create quality engagement opportunities.

The signs encourage children to learn from their surroundings by using their senses and critical thinking skills. It is a way to utilize the environment to generate thoughtful conversation between a caregiver and child.

“We are grateful to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Swedesboro for partnering with Women United to make this Born Learning Trail possible in Logan Township,” said Steffanie Lerch, Chair of Women United. “The Trail will have a positive influence on early childhood learning and increase the chances of children entering school ready to learn.”

“This partnership (with Women United) has been a true blessing and carries such a gigantic impact for the Logan Township community,” said Joel Dempsey, President of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Swedesboro.   “When two organizations can come together to achieve a common goal, the benefits are endless. This trail not only prompts families to get out and get active, but it is allowing families to learn together.”

Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor, Township councilmembers, the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Third District legislators have been invited to attend, as well as representatives from Women United, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Swedesboro and United Way of Gloucester County.

The first Trail was installed in March 2016 at Autumn Pasquale Memorial Park in Clayton through Women United and United Way of Gloucester County. The second Trail is at Wing-Dickerson Park in Woodbury and came to fruition thanks to the partnership between the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, the FAF Coalition and United Way of Gloucester County. The third Born Learning Trail was installed at the William Wilt Soccer Complex in Harrison Township through a partnership between Women United and the Rotary Club of Mullica Hill.

Women United is an affinity group of the United Way of Gloucester County but operates independently. Established locally in 2008, Women United has brought together a team of leadership volunteers who bring the vision, energy, talent, resources and initiative to improve lives in our community and create lasting change. Women United is dedicated to ensuring that women’s issues are being adequately addressed and funded, and that children in our community have access to the tools they need to attain academic success. The organization’s goal is to concentrate on critical issues facing women today that will promote confidence and independence through financial literacy, mentoring and volunteerism. For more information, please visit facebook.com/WomenUnitedGloCo.

For additional information on Women United of Gloucester County, contact Nicole Morse at 856-845-4303 ext. 13 or nmorse@uwgcnj.org.