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Emerging Business Leaders Seek Young Professionals to Join Volunteer Squad at Canalside Pop-Up Park
Emerging Business Leaders Seek Young Professionals to Join Volunteer Squad at Canalside Pop-Up Park

The Emerging Business Leaders are seeking young professionals to join their volunteer squad, roll up their sleeves, and help mentor creativity for Buffalo youth for Pop-Up Park in conjunction with B-Team Buffalo and architect Joy Kuebler. Young professionals that volunteer will aid at Canalside for the morning portion, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., of the day-long event on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The site will be located in downtown Buffalo at 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Individuals that want to help the community, or would enjoy an afternoon of helping children, or are looking for events to help out at with coworkers or classmates are encouraged to volunteer with Emerging Business Leaders at this event. Volunteers will be utilized to help children build their Pop-Up Park by showing proper usage of real tools and materials and then allowing children to explore and create on their own. Volunteering with Emerging Business Leaders at Pop-Up Park is open to any young professional that would like to participate, although advanced registration is requested.

 

Pop-Up Parks were started with inspiring creativity in mind. Architect Joy Kuebler joined forces with architect Catherine Faust and head of the Tinkering School of Buffalo, Melissa Leopard, to bring this wonderful idea to Buffalo. Now there are several Pop-Up Park days scheduled around Buffalo for the 2013 summer and organizations around Buffalo have the chance to make a real difference in a child’s attitude on difficulties. The goal is to empower kids to play, think, and build creatively by providing them with the tools, supplies, and site on which to work on. Kids are encouraged to design an idea and bring it to life, showing them that play time is not just a scheduled "time" during the school day, but an opportunity to learn through imagination.

 

Volunteers are not required to bring anything with them, but Pop-Up Park welcomes donations of materials and power tools for use and also encourages volunteers to bring and use gloves as this event can get messy. T-shirts, lunch and water will be provided for all volunteers and children.

 

To register to volunteer for Pop-Up Park with the Emerging Business Leaders team please call the Amherst Chamber of Commerce at 716-632-6905 or register online at www.amherst.org.

 

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