The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club is celebrating a new addition at the Club, hopscotch! What childhood memory is complete without hopscotch? And now, the Club kids in Milford get to experience this classic pastime, thanks to a motivated volunteer.
Hannah O’Hara is a Sussex Technical High School Senior and a local 4-Her in the Houston Cardinals 4-H Club. Hannah reached out to the Club to see what community service project she could complete through her 4-H commitment. Similarly to an Eagle Scout, Delaware 4-H developed a Diamond Clover Project. The Diamond Clover is the highest level civic award you can get from a statewide level. Hannah’s idea was Project Hopscotch, installing permanent hopscotch courses at the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club and Morris Early Childhood Center. Hopscotch is not only a fun game, but it also teaches math, real world experiences, fine motor skills, teamwork and so much more. This two day installation project was very physically demanding but oh so worth it! “It makes me proud that children in Milford and Lincoln are able to experience positive interactions with math” said Hannah.
Hannah was not working along in this endeavor, she also wanted to acknowledge Atlantic Concrete, Bruce and Ellen Lewis and Charles “Pops” Heritage for the continued support, donations and facilities!