Parks & Recreation Receives Grant For Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has received a Contract Award in the amount of $48,000 from the Building Opportunities in Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Grants Program that will be used to expand Therapeutic Recreation program offerings.

Funding for the BOOST grant comes from the American Rescue Plan. The program is administered by the Georgia Department of Education in partnership with the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) and the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA).

“Our Therapeutic Recreation offerings have become increasingly popular over the first four years of the program’s existence and we now have over 400 registered participants of all ages, the majority of which are residents with varying developmental disabilities,” said Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor Jeff Jones. “These funds will create a long-term impact as the Therapeutic Recreation Program strives to serve more youth with disabilities, youth in foster care and youth receiving free or reduced-price lunch. We are thrilled to receive these funds to help expand our offerings and increase our ability to better serve these participants and their families.”

Through Therapeutic Recreation, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation offers programs for individuals with specific needs in order to develop leisure and recreation skills, enhance socialization, independence and overall quality of life.

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