“While consistent in-person schooling has not been possible over the past year and many youth activities are canceled or transitioned to virtual implementation, many children are in urgent need of activities to support their mental, physical, and emotional health. Parents are uniquely strained, and in many families it is not feasible for parents to provide all that children need to support their development during this pandemic. The Grab and Go Kits are filling an important need to keep children engaged and learning while they need to stay safe at home. The kits also offer parents a ready-to-use activity kit for their children, which helps parents to feel the care and support of local community organizations during this time.”

~Nicole Neault, MPH
Senior Research Associate,
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health