Play It Forward Campaign

Each Leadership Development Academy of Rock County participant works with a small group of their fellow class members to plan and execute a collaborative project that addresses a community need. These projects and their results are presented each May and serve as the program's capstone experience.

Play It Forward Campaign

“Play it Forward” is a partnership with Community Action to assist and promote building a new playground at the Community Kids Learning Center. This will provide children with a safer, development-appropriate learning environment. Improvements to the facility will help Community Action integrate outdoor play with social skills, gross motor skills, and creative training. It may also increase the facility’s rating with the state and provide additional financial opportunities. Our team will obtain sponsors for materials and supplies, build bike barns and Plexiglas fence, organize a work day, and promote community involvement and knowledge of the project and organization. Our project will also demonstrate to the kids and their families a sense of commitment and community pride. This will offer a better-rounded social, physical, and gross motor educational project for years to come.

Team details

Team name

Year completed

Team members & employers

Jolene Terrones, School District of Janesville
Shandra Thomas, BMO Harris Bank
Jean Miller, ANGI Energy Systems
Dave Kipp, Janesville Transit System