Kids in YMCA of Coastal GA's Pryme Tyme Deliver Earth Day Message to Local Shoppers
To commemorate Earth Day, children enrolled in the YMCA's Pryme Tyme program are participating in an eco friendly activity to help increase awareness and share useful tips that can help everyone go green this year.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia's Pryme Tyme programs in Chatham and Effingham Counties have coordinated their first Earth Day Grocery Bag Project. Pryme Tyme is the YMCA's off site before and after school care program hosted at local elementary schools. A total of 41 Pryme Tyme sites had elementary school age children participate in this project.
The Earth Day Grocery Bag Project is an international education effort, created in 1994 by a third grade teacher in Seattle, WA. Over 1,200 schools have participated in this project across the world and more than 400,000 grocery bags have been decorated.
During their time at Pryme Tyme, the children were provided with brown paper grocery bags to decorate with a colorful environmental message. These bags will be used for groceries purchased at four Publix Locations the week of Earth Day, which is celebrated April 22nd, and the Farmerâ€™s Market at Forsyth Park on Saturday, April 20th.
Inside these bags will be a card that includes tips to help kids and their families become more eco-friendly around the house, overall helping to conserve the Earth.
Terry Ray, Pryme Tyme Director for the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, says â€śThis project is important as it demonstrates the YMCAâ€™s commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Its teaching children in our community the importance of going green and conservation. The future depends on these kids so what better message to teach them?â€ť