When awarding Justice for Children Initiative Children in Poverty (CiP) grants this year, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will offer special consideration to projects that focus on anti-bullying efforts and cultivate conflict-resolution and nonviolent communication skills among children and/or parents. Applications for CiP grants must be received by or postmarked to ABHMS by
April 29, 2015.
One such project—The Game Loft—received a CiP grant in 2013. Part of the Maine Youth Alliance, The Game Loft, Belfast, Maine, offers youth and young adults a safe environment to play non-electronic games, learn leadership skills and practice dealing with everyday dilemmas, such as bullying.
After two years of running the All About Games shop, Ray and Patricia Estabrook organized The Game Loft, a community center focused on recreation. Intended for school-aged youth, The Game Loft has served a range of ages, from those as young as 8 to those graduating high school. It has received a variety of awards and grants because of its service to the community.
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