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KaBOOM! - How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play

Darell Hammond

In 1995, Darell Hammond read an article in the Washington Post about an unthinkable tragedy: Two young children suffocated in a car on a hot summer day in southeast Washington, D.C. The story indicated that the children had nowhere to play; in the absence of a playground, they had climbed into an abandoned car. Reading the article fueled Hammond's sense of injustice, and his life's mission came into focus. Hammond founded KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that provides communities with tools, resources, and guidance to build and renovate playgrounds and playspaces. In some of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in North America, 2,000 barren spaces have been transformed by KaBOOM! and more than a million volunteers and community members into kid-designed, fun, and imaginative places to play. This is the story of a man with a vision, a man who believes that play is the best natural resource in a creative economy and that kids need more of it. Play is not a luxury but a necessity for their lives. Through hard work, commitment, and the conviction that access to a safe play environment is the fundamental right of all children, Hammond built an organization that has touched the lives of countless children and families. Hammond's story demonstrates how one idealist can change the world-and how small, civic-minded steps create a ripple effect that can transform communities and eventually the world at large.

In 1995, Darell Hammond read an article in the Washington Post about an unthinkable tragedy: Two young children suffocated in a car on a hot summer day in southeast Washington, D.C. The story indicated that the children had nowhere to play; in the absence of a playground, they had climbed into an abandoned car. Reading the article fueled Hammond's sense of injustice, and his life's mission came into focus. Hammond founded KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that provides communities with tools, resources, and guidance to build and renovate playgrounds and playspaces. In some of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in North America, 2,000 barren spaces have been transformed by KaBOOM! and more than a million volunteers and community members into kid-designed, fun, and imaginative places to play. This is the story of a man with a vision, a man who believes that play is the best natural resource in a creative economy and that kids need more of it. Play is not a luxury but a necessity for their lives. Through hard work, commitment, and the conviction that access to a safe play environment is the fundamental right of all children, Hammond built an organization that has touched the lives of countless children and families. Hammond's story demonstrates how one idealist can change the world-and how small, civic-minded steps create a ripple effect that can transform communities and eventually the world at large.
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In 1995, Darell Hammond read an article in the Washington Post about an unthinkable tragedy: Two young children suffocated in a car on a hot summer day in southeast Washington, D.C. The story indicated that the children had nowhere to play; in the absence of a playground, they had climbed into an abandoned car. Reading the article fueled Hammond's sense of injustice, and his life's mission came into focus. Hammond founded KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that provides communities with tools, resources, and guidance to build and renovate playgrounds and playspaces. In some of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in North America, 2,000 barren spaces have been transformed by KaBOOM! and more than a million volunteers and community members into kid-designed, fun, and imaginative places to play. This is the story of a man with a vision, a man who believes that play is the best natural resource in a creative economy and that kids need more of it. Play is not a luxury but a necessity for their lives. Through hard work, commitment, and the conviction that access to a safe play environment is the fundamental right of all children, Hammond built an organization that has touched the lives of countless children and families. Hammond's story demonstrates how one idealist can change the world-and how small, civic-minded steps create a ripple effect that can transform communities and eventually the world at large.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

9h 49m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:00


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:17