School’s out! How to stay cool, connected, and have fun this summer season.

Summer vacation is a time when parents and children can enjoy a slower pace, fun activities, and outdoor adventures together. It’s also a great opportunity for families to build and strengthen connections to their community of support.

Here at Marguerite’s Place, one of the ways we help families stay connected to each other and local resources all year long is through our Community Programs. These group events unite the MP community and provide ways for families with shared experiences to build relationships and a network of support.

Each week, our Community Programs offer a variety of opportunities that help build skills and resilience, provide access to important local resources, and foster connection and support among families across our programs. This can look like a financial literacy series provided by a local bank, a support group led by a licensed therapist, or a yoga class. Whether it is taking control of finances, receiving peer support and building relationships, or taking a moment to focus on their own mental and physical wellness, these evenings are something our families look forward to. While the adults are in their session, the children are enjoying activities that have been specifically planned for them by the volunteers like arts and crafts, running through obstacle courses, or baking and decorating cookies!

Our Community Programs also offer “family fun” events, like our recent Taco Truck Night, trip to cheer on the Nashua Silver Knights, and our upcoming summer cookout. These are designed for families to just enjoy time with their children and with each other without having to worry about things like planning the activity or food.

This mix of education, support, and fun is critical to the success and quality of life for MP families. Our Community Programs team is always on the lookout for free activities and events outside of Marguerite’s Place for families to enjoy, including events at the Arlington Street Community Center or things that Parks and Rec is doing around Nashua. We even share local resources such as if Haywards is offering specials on ice cream or when Home Depot does free workshops for kids!

So while you’re planning your summer months, be sure to explore all of the amazing opportunities for fun, connection, and support in our own backyard. To help get you started, check out the links below for some great resources!

For more information about our Community Programs, please contact Katelynn Karugu at [email protected].

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