WOMEN UNITED AND GREATER SWEDESBORO BUSINESS ASSOCIATION PARTNER TO BRING BORN LEARNING TRAIL TO WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP
(Thorofare) – Women United, an affinity group of United Way of Gloucester County, has partnered with the Greater Swedesboro Business Association to install a Born Learning Trail at Locke Ave Park in Woolwich Township, NJ. The trail was installed by the Woolwich Township Public Works Department, and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to officially open the Trail on Saturday, May 22nd at 4pm to celebrate the Township’s Spring Fling Event.
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.
“The Women United Group of the United Way are overjoyed to share the installation of the Born Learning Trail into Locke Ave Park with Greater Swedesboro Business Association,” said Jennifer Liberi-Middleton, Chair of Women United. “Born Learning Trails helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality time and imagination when out at a local park; helping to encourage the minds of young children inviting them to learn through playful design and visual bold colors.”
Members from Greater Swedesboro Business Association meet monthly to support the local communities; including Logan, Beckett and Swedesboro. They dedicate themselves to preserving and improving the Greater Swedesboro downtown business district and the greater community. They support educational and charitable endeavors that engage the community around them.
Woolwich Township Mayor Vernon R. Marino, Deputy Mayor of Woolwich Township Natalie Matthias and several other township representatives are scheduled to attend. Representatives from Women United, Greater Swedesboro Business Association and United Way of Gloucester County will be present to celebrate as well. The Spring Fling event is Saturday May 22nd, 2021 from 4pm-8pm with a rain date of Sunday, May 23rd. The event will have food trucks, vendors and a beer garden. The main stage will have musicians and the event opens with the ceremonial ribbon cutting and ends with a firework display at 9pm.
The West Deptford Trail is the fifth Born Learning Trail installed by Women United and United Way of Gloucester County. The first Trail was installed in March 2016 at Autumn Pasquale Memorial Park in Clayton by 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; and the fourth is the West Deptford Park with partner Solvay Polymer.
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 Michael Gower at 856-845-4303 ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org.